Tag Archives: Ginger

Duck and Bamboo Noodle Soup – Bun Mang Vit

28 Dec

It’s been a while since I tried a new dish, and this super flavorful soup came to mind as something nice to make my Mr. Bun Mang Vit (boon mong yit) Duck and Bamboo Noodle Soup one of his favorite soups, and we have to visit specific restaurants to get a good serving. After a cursory search on the Web, this dish appeared to be surprisingly simple. Instant win. 

There are a lot of steps, but it works out as you can do them in order and the whole meal takes around 45 minutes. Not bad for a from-scratch soup that comes out looking and tasting as delicious as this:

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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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