Thịt Kho Tiêu (braised caramelized pepper pork)

1 lb Pork Belly 2 Tbsp chopped shallots or red onion 2 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp sliced bird chili (optional) 1  tsp coconut caramel sauce 2  Tbsp fish sauce 1 C water 1 tsp black pepper cilantro and/or scallions 1. Cut pork belly into bite size pieces. Marinate pork, shallots, garlic, chili, and caramelContinue reading “Thịt Kho Tiêu (braised caramelized pepper pork)”

Phở Gà (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Living in the northern Berkshires we don’t have easy access to Vietnamese food, the nearest restaurant is about an hour away.  My mom was notorious for everything that she cooked, but her soups were exceptional.  The  hours and hours that went into  slow cooking bones to extract all the flavors really tested ones patience.  PreparingContinue reading “Phở Gà (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)”