Smoky Caramel Mushroom Tempura Bao (vegan)

This is one of those recipes that’s more focused on flavor profiles, textural synergy, and all-out creativity than specific techniques or must-know science. Part of that is because we already have posts dedicated to bao and tempura, each with their own blurbs of geeky knowledge. “Well I didn’t read those!” you say? You don’t want…

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Stir-Fried Pineapple Green Beans with Savory Fish Sauce & Ginger Chili Oil (vegan)

We’ve realized something after doing this whole website thing for a few years now: you guys like simple. Like, really simple. To you give you an idea, our most popular recipe of all time is Blanched Almond Butter. IT’S AS EASY AS PUTTING BLANCHED ALMONDS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR WITH SOME COCONUT OIL. Does that really…

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Ingredient Insights: Daikon, Lemongrass, Garlic, and Fish Sauce

It’s Sunday, it’s early (at least, for me), I’m still feeling wine-drunk from last night, and it’s time for Ingredient Insights. As you may have noticed by now, we’re doing a month full of Viet-Chinese dishes that I’ve grown up eating, but with a modern twist, NEOH-style. Here’s where the daikon, lemongrass, and fish sauce…

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Vegan Fish Sauce & Honey Glazed Jackfruit Wings (on a stick)

In June, we gave you guys a BIG taste of the foods that I grew up with – a.k.a. barbecue barbecue barbecue. This month we’re diving into the foods that infatuated Kim’s heart as a kid – namely, all the Vietnamese dishes her Grandma made. You might be thinking, “her grandma made vegan jackfruit wings??”…

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Vegan Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is an important element in Thai curries, as it adds depth of flavor, a lot of saltiness, and that special stench of the sea. Fish sauce normally contains two ingredients, and two ingredients only: fish and salt. It’s made by fermenting generous amounts of salt and fish (typically anchovies) together in large barrels…

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