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Sunday Supper of Ga Kho Gung, Canh and Khổ Qua Xào Trứng

2 Jul

This weekend was the ultimate in all things summer. Swimming, crab feast on the Chesapeake Bay, naps, and more pool time. Somehow within there I fit in some adulting, too. With the holiday mid-week, if there’s any hope of eating home cooked meals, today was the day.

I’ve been craving Gà Kho Gừng and stir fried bitter melon for a while, and Anh has been wanting a canh. These three dishes are super simple and make for several tasty meals.

Table set with bowls of ga kho gung Vietnamese caramel ginger chicken, stir fried bitter melon with eggs, Vietnamese greens and tofu soup, cucumbers and rice

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Vietnamese Caramelized Ginger Chicken for the Soul

27 Mar

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. And cook, for that matter. Work has been kicking my ass, to put it delicately.

But I’m back in the saddle. I made a few things over the past week but didn’t get to blog. So today when we got home after hitting the grocery store it was time for business.

One of Thuan’s favorite dishes is a really flavorful chicken dish simmered in a ginger caramel sauce, Gà Kho Gừng.  When his mom makes this meal it is usually served with a squash soup, like Canh Bau Tom, but I wasn’t that motivated. Instead I made a vegetable stir fry and served it with crisp, sliced cucumber.

My first attempt hit the jackpot. Compliments like “This is so good I’ll take this to lunch tomorrow” and, even better “If you put Smith & Wollensky’s and this in front of me, I’d eat this any day.” My fiancee knows how to lay it on thick.

This is UNbelievably easy, and it makes the house smell incredible.

Caramel Ginger Chicken with Cucumbers

Caramel Ginger Chicken with cucumbers

A perfect bowl.

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