Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rau Muong Xao Chao (Stir-fry Water Spinach with Fermented Tofu)




Rau Muong Xao Chao (Stir-fry Water Spinach with Fermented Tofu)


Ingredients:

1 Bunch Water Spinach
2 blocks Fermented Tofu
5-7 Garlic Cloves
3/4 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. Sugar


Mince 5-7 Garlic Cloves, put in a bowl and set aside. Remember to cut the Water Spinach shorter, then set aside.
Fill a pan with some water.  Add 3/4 tsp. Sugar.  Add 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt.  Bring to a boil and add in the Water Spinach. Give it a quick stir.
Have a large bowl of ice cold water ready. Drain out and then put the Water Spinach in ice cold water. 
Let it soak in the cold water for 5 minutes, drain out and set aside.
Smash the two blocks Fermented Tofu. Then set aside.
In a stir-fry pan add 2 Tbsp. Oil.  Add in the minced Garlic.  Sauté until slightly brown.
Add in the Water Spinach. This is optional Add 1/8 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning.  Add 1/2 tsp. Sugar.
Mix.  Then add in the smashed Fermented Tofu, mix well and remove from heat.
Serve with a bowl of rice and enjoy.





Friday, July 25, 2014

Fried Chicken (Ga Chien Lan Bot)




Fried Chicken (Ga Chien Lan Bot)
Ingredients:
Marinate
7 Drumsticks
1 tsp. minced Garlic
1 tsp. Salt
3/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. White Pepper
1/3 cup Chicken Broth
Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Five Spice Powder
1 tsp. White Pepper
1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup Chicken Broth
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce or to taste
1 tsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp. Hot Chili Pepper Sauce
1 tsp. Dark Soy Sauce
Other
Frying Oil


Cut slits into 7 Drumsticks.  Put into a bowl to marinate. Add 1 tsp. minced Garlic. Add 1 tsp. Salt. Add 1/2 tsp. Sugar. Add 3/4 tsp. Garlic Powder.
Add 1 tsp. White Pepper.  Add 1/3 cup Chicken Broth.  Mix well and cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and let it marinate for about one hour. 
In a bowl add 1 cup All Purpose Flour.  Add 1 tsp. Five Spice Powder.  Add 1 tsp. White Pepper.  Add 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs.
Mix well.
After letting the Drumsticks marinate for one hour.
Roll the Drumsticks in the Flour mixture. Place on a rack. Put into frying oil.  Fry until golden. Remove and place on paper towel.
To make the dipping sauce. In a bowl add 1/4 cup Chicken Broth. Add 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce or to taste. Add 1 tsp. Olive Oil.
Add 1 tsp. Sesame Oil. Add 1/2 tsp. Hot Chili Pepper Sauce. Add 1 tsp. Dark Soy Sauce. Mix and serve with Fried Chicken.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (Kem Vanilla)




Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (Kem Vanilla)
Ingredients:
1 can Evaporated Milk 12oz
2 Tbsp. Gelatin
2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Vanilla Bean

In a bowl add 12 oz. Evaporated Milk. Using a mixer, mix.  Add 2 Tbsp. Gelatin. Then add 2 cups Powdered Sugar.
Scrape 2 Vanilla Bean, add into mixture.  Continue mix. Cover with plastic wrap and put into freezer.
After a couple of hours, take out of freezer and mix.  Put it back in the freezer for another few hours.  Take it out again and mix. 
Do this for about 3-4 times or until it has a creamy texture.
After the fourth time, it should look something like this.  To serve, scoop into bowl and enjoy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shaved Ice Cherry Syrup (Nuoc Da Bao Siro)




Shaved Ice Cherry Syrup (Nuoc Da Bao Siro)


Ingredients
Cherry Syrup
1 cup Cherry
1 cup Sugar or to taste
2 cup Water
Shaved Ice Machine

Cut and remove the seeds, you need about 1 cup.  In a sauce pan add in 2 cups water.
Add in the Cherry.  Bring to a boil. Add 1 cup Sugar or to taste. Let it continue to boil for 2-3 minutes.
Strain out the Cherry syrup. Pour into a bottle. Have your syrup ready.  Remember to let it cool completely before using. 
To make the Shaved Ice you will need a Shaved Ice Machine and some Ice.  Scoop some ice into the machine to make the shaved ice.
Once you have your Shaved ice.  Scoop it into a cone and pour your syrup.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Xoi Man (Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage Dried Shrimp and Pork Floss)




Xoi Man (Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage Dried Shrimp and Pork Floss)
Ingredients:
Sticky Rice
2 cups Sweet Rice
Pinch of Salt
1 tsp. Soy Sauce
2 cups Water
Toppings
2 Tbsp. Oil
1 Tbsp. sliced Shallots
1 tsp. minced Garlic
1/2 cup Dried Shrimp
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
chopped Green Onions
1/2 cup Pork Floss
Dried Shallots
2 Chinese Sausage
1 tsp. Oil
Water
To make the Sticky Rice you will need 2 cups Sweet Rice, Pinch of Salt, 1 tsp. Soy Sauce, about 2 cups Water.
Rinse and wash 2 cups Sweet Rice until the water is clear.  Drain out the water.  Mix a Pinch of Salt and 1 tsp. Soy Sauce with 1 cup Water.
Pour it into the Sweet Rice.  Add another cup of Water.  You want the water to cover the Sweet Rice.  Put into rice cooker to cook.
When it's done, open it up and shuffle the rice.  Then set aside.
Prepare the Chinese Sausage you'll need 2 Chinese Sausage, 1 tsp. Oil, 1/2 tsp. minced Garlic, and some Water.
In a pan add some water.  Add 1 tsp. Oil. Add in the 2 Chinese Sausages. Add 1/2 tsp. minced Garlic Cook until slightly golden.  Remove from heat and cut into slices.
Then set aside.
To make the topping you'll need 2 Tbsp. Oil, 1 Tbsp. sliced Shallots, 1 tsp. minced Garlic, 1/2 cup Dried Shrimp
Pinch of Salt, 1/2 tsp. Sugar, 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce, and chopped Green Onions.  You will also need Pork Floss and Dried Shallots.
In a pan add 2 Tbsp. Oil.  Add 1 Tbsp. sliced Shallots. Add 1 tsp. minced Garlic.  Sauté until slightly brown.
Add 1/2 cup Dried Shrimp. Remember to soak it in water for at least 4 hours. Mix for a about 1 minute or 2, then add a Pinch of Salt.
Add 1/2 tsp. Sugar. Add 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce. Mix and add in the Chinese Sausage. Add in some chopped Green Onions and remove from heat.
After the Sticky Rice has finish cooking, using a spatula shuffle the Rice. 
To serve scoop some of the Sticky Rice onto a plate.  Put the Chinese Sausage and Dried Shrimp on top.  Sprinkle Pork Floss and Dried Shallots. Enjoy!