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Authentic Bun Rieu Recipe

Bun Rieu – Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup

Bun Rieu is one of my favorite soups to make, because it is so simple and easy to whip up. I’ve made this on a weeknight before, but it’s usually a weekend recipe since it does take a little bit of prep work. Getting all of the ingredients can be a challenge, and a bit on the pricey side – because the cost of getting real crab can be high. You MUST go to the Asian supermarket in order to make this recipe. There’s no substitute for the Minced Crab in Spices (the Lee brand is my favorite) and I also… Read More »Bun Rieu – Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup

How to Boil Blue Crab

How to Cook Live Crab – Blue Crab Boil

Whenever I go to the ocean or the coast, I’m always craving crab. Usually, this means ordering crab legs. But crab legs, though delicious, aren’t enough to satisfy my seafood craving. I need more – more than just the legs. The Vietnamese girl in me craves a good old-fashioned crab boil. I grew up eating boiled crab . When I was little, after my family had moved to the United States, my mom would go to the Asian supermarket and bring home live blue crab. She’d boil it in the traditional way – with just salt and water. The family would feast, digging our fingers… Read More »How to Cook Live Crab – Blue Crab Boil