Category Archives: Asian

We are nearing the final recipe. We made the tapioca noodle (Bánh Canh) and the perfect Basic Pork Stock, and now the shrimp paste. This shrimp paste is another building block to our final recipe on Bánh Canh Bột Lọc Cua. This shrimp paste is a perfect addition to these noodles. We used it to […]

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WHAT IS ANNATTO OIL? It is a oil that Vietnamese people often use to enhance a dish with taste and vibrant red colour. When Annatto seeds are added to oil, they release a beautiful vibrant orange tone to the oil. WHERE CAN YOU BUY ANNATTO SEEDS? I found them at 88 Supermarket and Chong Lee […]

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This is the perfect basic pork stock for all your pork based noodle soup recipes. Not only is this stock delicious, it will be packed with all the goodness of the bones. When the bones are simmered, they extract the collagen from the bones. This collagen causes your stock to congeal when cold, and this […]

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So what is Bánh Canh? Bánh Canh is a type of Vietnamese noodles. These noodles are similar to the Japanese Udon noodles. The noodles are made with tapioca flour and a bit of rice flour. The recipe ratio below is for the Bột Lọc, which is a chewier texture noodle. But if you prefer a […]

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This is a new discovery for me. Last week, I checked out the new Glowbal restaurant on Georgia Street below the New Telus Garden Building in Vancouver. I had the opportunity to try out these little gems off the happy hour menu – the Blistered Padrón Peppers seasoned with shaved garlic, sherry vinegar, lemon. It […]

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