Bánh bao ca dé -Sweet dumpling (Custard)

One of my favorite dish for breakfast or mid-day snack is DUMPLING with custard. You can find it from typical Hong Kong bistro/restaurant where they serve Dim-sum for breakfast.

Here in Germany, it’s not easy for me to have it. So, I tried to bake it and this is my first time to do it.

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Taste good, the custard is sweet enough but the shell is not soft as the restaurant but at least I had experience for next time.

Cơm tấm Sườn bì chả – Broken rice with grilled ribs, pork skin and sausage

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This is very common dish for breakfast in Vietnam. You can found it easily from the high-class restaurant to street-food courts but the taste is totally different.

The core to make this dish become popular and taste good is Ribs, sausage and fish sauce. And what inside are

  • Grilled Ribs (sườn), I just put a little bit salt, bean sauce, soja sauce, fresh milk and very little honney to get enough burnt color
  • Skin and thinly shredded pork () but here in Germany, I could not get pork skin, so I replace with cellophane noodle. So, I mix all together with powder from fried rice and chopped garlic.
  • Sausage (chả) from chopped pork, salted egg and mushroom. Then mix them all and steam it.

Fish sauce just included garlic, chili, vinegar, sugar and fish sauce. Mix all together you have a mix sauce called nước mắm tỏi ớt.

and my husband like this a lots. Let’s try it

Little Olaf

Costume for my baby girl on her  first Fasching in Germany, it’s same like Halloween in October.

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It’s very coincidence that I had considered 2 characters for her, one is Minion and Olaf from the Frozen. I was sure that 2 princess would be presented a lots so..Olaf is the one I picked for her to festival. I found the top with snowman from H&M and it was just for her to wear in winter but it was useful a lots to combine with the bottom I saw for her. Origin had no bag and it was a hat for her..it was so heavy for her to put on..so I made a string for her…woohooo a bag to carry….

Cá chiên xù – Deep fried fish

This is one of my favorite dishes.

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It’s very typical Vietnamese food which you should try. It’s served with rice noodle (bún tươi), vegetable (rau sống), special fish sauce (mắm nêm) with strong smell and I guaranty that if you are not familiar with Asia food..don’t try this, smell of this sauce is terrible as someone said (most of them western!!!!!!!!!!!)

Tet and the mood of missing someone special

This is the second year of mine which is my Tet away from home in Vietnam. It’s not because I don’t want to be home for Tet, it’s just because I couldn’t stay.

Have you ever missed someone or somethings that made you regret not to do with them or spending time with them to do something very special in very emotional feeling.? when you have to prepare for your own day..that made you melt down and even knee on the floor and keep saying that…I miss you so much.

I had 33 times enjoyed this occasion with this special person in my life. With someone it’s a lots but for me..it’s less than I want. I miss seeing her went to market not lees than 3 times per day to buy things she always said..”I forgot!!!!” or “..it was heavy…so I went home then come back later…” and every year she always said..” everything was expensive this year, last year it was only..bla..bla… and now…too higher!..I had 2 millions (ex..100$) in hands…till run out and till missing something not buying yet..!”. You would love the way she said that, I bet

And now, I have 2 times to prepare, run to get all things as you see from picture (of course, there are so different to compare the one prepared by her)

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I have no purpose to write all things here….I just have feeling missing her again…MY MOM.