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Cambodian Curry Mussels

Oh dear, where has summer gone? It’s almost Fall here in Minnesota and you can definitely feel the weather changing. No Fall recipes yet, I’m still trying to savor the last golden days of summer by cooking and eating as much bbqs and seafood as possible. Like this Cambodian curry mussels.  Read more

Grilled Prawn “lollipops” with Spicy Cambodian Mango Salad

Summer is here! I survived another winter in MN (6 years and counting). I can tell you this much….nothing, NOTHING, beats a Minnesota’s summer. The weather for the most part is almost always perfect, theres 10,000 lakes to visit, and I grill almost every night, if not week, for dinner. I wanted to share with you my easy go to recipe for grilled shrimp/prawns with a side of spicy sour green mango salad, it’s a recipe you can use all summer long! Read more

Cambodian Fruit Dip – ‘dteuk Ka Pik’

Spring has finally arrive in the Twin Cities. Some celebrate spring by cooking with the usual spring arrivals such as asparagus, carrots, leeks, etc. I celebrate spring by eating baby green sour mangoes with a special fruit dip! As my bff would tell me, “Savy, you’re so Asian!”. HA!

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Ginger Stir Fry Clams – Cambodian Style

One of my fondest early childhood memory was going “clam digging” with my family. The reason why I put “clam digging” in quotation is because we did it the ghetto way. I feel slightly embarrassed to tell you guys this. Read more

Authentic Cambodian Baked Eggs – Easter

Want to make something beside Deviled eggs this Easter? Well I got a recipe for you! Bet you haven’t seen anything like this before at your Easter parties.  Read more

Fast and Easy Firecracker Shrimps

Want a sure fire (pun intended) way to impress guests at your next party? Of course you do! Read more

Cambodian Stir Fry Crabs – Cha Kdam

Has it been really 2 months since I’ve updated my blog?! Geeeez how lazy am I? JK. I’ve been thinking of what direction I want to take this blog. As much as I love American food, I noticed my top hits are Cambodian recipes. I get it. It’s time for Cambodian food to shine. There aren’t a lot of really nice blogs out there committed to Khmer food. I will try my best to dish out Khmer food, but I’m no expert. My mother is the expert and I will try to share her recipes…like the one today. Read more

Khmer Lemongrass Beef Sticks – Sach Ko Jakak

Food plays a big part in culture. When you think of cultures around the world you associate certain food with each one of them. For example, when you think of Vietnam, pho usually comes to mind. I was trying to think of what food is best associated with my Cambodian culture. Lots came to mind. The one that stands out the most has to be lemongrass beef sticks aka sach ko jakak. You’re in for a treat, I had to call my mom for her yummy recipe!  Read more

Earth Day Macarons

Happy Earth Day everyone! I hope everyone is doing their part for the earth. I know in the past year I have become a recycle maniac!  I even make the bf dig out trash that can be recyclable haha! To reward his/our good effort I decided to make macarons inspired by our beautiful planet! Yup, they taste as good as they look. Read more

Vietnamese Style Pork Chop

I love Vietnamese food. I eat it almost every weekend, especially pho (c’mon I live in freezing cold MN). BUT…My favorite Vietnamese dish has to be Com Tom (broken rice) with grilled pork chop topped off with a crispy egg. Though I love the dish I have never attempt to make it at home. Turned out to be easier than I thought. The pork chop is marinated for 1-2 days in a special sauce made of lemongrass, stinky fish sauce, and other Asian flavors. Since I’m the one cooking it, I’m careful to keep my eyes on the pork so it don’t dry out and I make the perfect egg to go on top. Cause if you overcook your pork or egg…might as well throw the whole thing away! Ammmmirittee…

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