Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Pho Recipe

March 28, 2013 1 comment

Everything great and wonderful about pho aside, it is a LOT of work to make. Still, the dearth of good pho in NYC spurred me to just invite a few friends over and attempt to make it. Luckily the hard work paid off! I was happy enough with the results that I thought I’d share the recipe. I adapted a recipe from steamy kitchen and made the pho with my 2 favorite meats: well done brisket and rare steak. I also like tripe, and my cousins certainly like fatty flank, but I just didn’t get around to making those this time. Every Vietnamese mother has her own recipe that they boast as the best, so feel free to be creative with your own variations and substitutions. Comments on how to improve my recipe are welcome!


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Butternut Squash Soup

November 16, 2012 1 comment

I love the flavors of fall. Apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, orange, cranberry etc. – it’s the best. Slow roasted meats, various pies, and warm spicy drunks are also seasonally amazing. With that said, I was inspired by my favorite time of the year to make the following butternut squash soup.

Note: The following recipe resulted in a really flavorful soup, but the texture was very thick. I think it was because my butternut squash was really big, so the extra meatiness of it lent an extremely thick texture.

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Salmon Filet vs Salmon Steak

November 12, 2012 5 comments

It never occurred to me that salmon filet might taste different from salmon steak. After all, filet is just the side of the fish, and steak is two sides of the fish joined by bone. It should taste the same, right? I decided to pan sear both and see if I liked one more than the other, thinking that there would be no difference. There is no big difference, but I do like the filet more. Either way though, salmon is one of those quick and easy ingredients that can really shine on its own.


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