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Spicy mung bean sprouts and tofu

A variation of the chili eggplants. The same spice paste is used but this dish has more crisp to it. The fried tofu cubes add body and volume to the dish; the mung bean sprouts add a lightness and sweetness that is as … [Read more...]

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Pad Thai noodles

Nine out of every ten people I know would define Pad Thai noodles as a spicy noodle dish made with shrimps, mung bean sprouts and ground peanuts. But shrimps, mung bean sprouts and peanuts are not really the ingredients that … [Read more...]

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Tofu and mung bean sprouts spring rolls

This is the chicken version of the 2003 recipe for bean sprout lumpia. And while the pork version includes green beans as a second vegetable ingredient, this chicken version has spinach. Which do I like better? I like them … [Read more...]

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Savory fried spring rolls

The English-speaking world calls them spring rolls although this Asian delicacy has nothing to do with spring. They are served fried or non-fried and fillings vary. The wrappers vary too depending on which part of Asia you … [Read more...]

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How to make: Vietnamese spring rolls

We never go to a Vietnamese restaurant without ordering spring rolls. Between Pho Hoa and Pho Bac, I prefer the latter's spring rolls. Apart from that though, my vote goes to Pho Hoa all the way. It's always been my dream to … [Read more...]