Banh Xeo (Savory Turmeric Crepes)
       Bánh Xèo is a traditional Vietnamese dish, translating to 'sizzling pancake' for the sound it makes with the batter hits the pan. It's a crispy, turmeric crepe usually stuffed with pork, shrimp, mung beans, bean sprouts, and/or scallions. It's my absolute favorite dish, full of memories of when my Mom used to make growing it  — the smells of turmeric and coconut milk used to fill the home. It's messy and fun to eat; seemingly complicated but the recipe makes many portions for you to test and customize its insides. 

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Banh Chuoi Nuong (Vietnamese Banana Cake)
       Growing up, we would always have a surplus of bread and bananas around the house; they were my dad’s easy on-the-go snack or breakfast before he headed out for his 5am shift. This baked banana bread pudding uses up both of those when they’re a bit past their prime. There’s so many things you can swap in with things you have in your pantry, and it still comes out so satisfying.

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Welcome to my childhood dinner table. Here, I share the enigmatic recipes of my Vietnamese heritage, all with attainable ingredients. 

Thit Kho (Carmelized Pork Belly & Egg)
       A family-style classic dish full of fatty caramelized and braised pork belly and eggs simmered in the sweet, but light, saucey broth, Thit Khao is an indulgent weeknight dinner. A comfort dish of mine growing up, my mom uses Coco Rico coconut soda, a staple in Vietnamese cooking, in her dish but this recipe replaces it with water and honey for the everyday pantry.

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