Veg Vermicelli Bowl

When I go to Vietnamese restaurant, I always wonder if I should have regular pho or vermicelli bowl. These two are my favorite dish on Vietnamese cuisine, and while it is getting hotter and hotter, I tend to have nice cold food lately.


I’d never tried making vermicelli bowl at my home, so I gave it try making homemade vermicelli bowl the other day. Overall, I satisfied my first-time-homemade-vermicelli-bowl, but I have a little concern, which is, if I had chosen the right kind of vermicelli noodle.


When I went to dried noodle aisle at Vietnamese grocery, the entire aisle had different kind of noodle. Some are egg noodle, some are bean noodle, and some are rice noodle which I’m supposed to use. However, even rice noodle with the package saying they were vermicelli, they were all different for how thick they are. I thought I should ask someone, but everyone looked busy and I was being super shy, so after spending several minutes, I chose one bag of noodle with praying I picked the right one.


It was good enough for making tasty vermicelli bowl after all, but for those who are familiar with Vietnamese food, maybe it looks weird…? Well, I can’t say.


Anyway, here is how I did it! 🙂


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Feta, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil Pasta

I think I’m so entrepreneur in food and believed I tried so many veggies so far in my life, but there are still millions of veggies in the world.

This time I tried sun dried tomato.

When people dry the food, usually the taste will be stronger. And now, I love this rich chewy little veg. This time I combined it with feta cheese and basil, and wow.  It will be my regular recipe if I feel like eating Mediterranean food.

Rich and salty feta and sun dried tomato with fresh herbal aroma of basil. If your mouth is watery, today’s dinner has been decided as this dish!



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Thai Flavored Eggplant and Tofu

My neighbor has so many Thai restaurant. They all have authentic Thai dish like pad thai, curries, or tom yum soup, stir fry dish vary on which restaurant you choose. Although they are all great, as I love Thai dish so much, I wanted to make some on my own, so here it is! Thai basil with eggplant and tofu!


Fresh herbal aroma of basil with mellow veggies created the perfect dish, so if you are craving Thai dish, my recipe is here!


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Tomato Mushroom Pasta

Mushroom, asparagus, or eggplant?


These three always make me puzzled which one to pair up with my tomato sauce to make my signature tomato pasta dish.


While wander around pasta sauce aisle at my local grocery store, almost every brand has tomato sauce with mushroom in a jar, those 2 veggies are impossible to find. Does it mean tomato sauce with mushroom in it is the best? 😉


I had plenty of fresh mushroom, so today’s recipe is pasta with everyone’s favorite, with mushroom!


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Veggie Stir Fry Red Curry Flavor

There are more than 5 Thai restaurant within a block from my apartment, so when it is peak time for lunch and dinner, out neighbor is filled with nice authentic Thai aroma. When I smell it, I always want to make Thai food. If it is possible for me to be invisible, I’d sneak into the Thai restaurant and watch how they make that tasty food.


But it is impossible today without such an advanced technology, I cooked rice dish by using red curry paste. I didn’t want to make this to be just red curry, so I used coconut oil and soy milk mixture to save my precious coconut milk can. (I know, I’m so stingy!:P) But it came out great, so if you are craving Thai flavored rice dish, read through and try this! 🙂


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