Vietnamese Bún Bowls Recipe: Everything Minus the Bread

You must be thinking, “What are the sandwiches that these Vietnamese bún bowls take after?” This is a common misconception. There are actually no buns involved here. The bun here is actually “bún” (pronounced “boon”), a Vietnamese term for noodles. So it’s basically a noodle bowl, composed of clear noodles, meat, and vegetables, plus a… Continue reading Vietnamese Bún Bowls Recipe: Everything Minus the Bread

Best Filipino Spaghetti Recipe: Sweet, Tomato-y, and Bright Red

Thanks to Jollibee and millions of OFWs, the world knows about Filipino spaghetti. This pasta isn’t just our version of bolognese, it’s a dish that’s embedded in our culture—a symbol of celebration. Every household has its own version. Some people make it with a unique combination of ingredients; while others whip everything up using ready-made… Continue reading Best Filipino Spaghetti Recipe: Sweet, Tomato-y, and Bright Red

Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta Recipe: A Not-So-Secret Yellow Cab Favorite

Way back when my pasta universe consisted solely of spaghetti and meatballs, my father took me out to try the newly opened branch of Yellow Cab Pizza Co. I remember this especially because we got into a stubborn argument on what to order. I was convinced that spaghetti and meatballs would trump this Charlie Chan… Continue reading Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta Recipe: A Not-So-Secret Yellow Cab Favorite