Cherry BBQ Drumsticks


Ingredients:   12 chicken drumsticks 1 bag (16 oz) frozen pitted cherries, thawed 2 oranges, juiced 1 lemon, juiced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped ½ Vidalia onion, finely chopped 1 cup ketchup 1 tsp smoked paprika 3 tsp ancho chile powder 2 tbsp tomato paste ½ cup water 2 tbsp canola oil Kosher salt and […]

Chicken Tamale Casserole


This chicken casserole tops my list of all time favorites. Imagine a thick layer of a delicious, sweet corn pudding topped with yummy chicken, a little sauce, and lots of gooey melted cheese. It’s all the best elements of chicken tamales in an easy to put together casserole. Well, can you say, “hello dinner time […]



  It’s Wednesday. And yesterday, I made some brownies. And they were really awesome. Life changing, if you want to know the truth.   I know what you’re thinking, because I’m totally there with you. “When aren’t brownies life changing??” And you’re right, you know? That’s why we get along so well. But these brownies…they were a little […]



These Double Decker Butterfinger Brownies are a delicious show stopper!! Fudgy, homemade brownies, creamy peanut butter buttercream frosting and crushed Butterfinger candy bars are hard to resist! Can we talk about being a mom when you’re sick? It’s completely ridiculous, that’s what.  I get a horrible cold at least once every season, and every single […]

Strawberry-Vanilla Cocktail


Strawberry vanilla cocktail.Amaretto based mixed drink.Very delicious and easy to make! Ingredients 1/4 cup frozen strawberries,thawed 1 oz(30 ml) Amaretto liqueur 2 scoops(125 g) vanilla ice cream 1 dash vanilla extract 1 tablespoon whipped cream 1 fresh strawberry,for garnish   Method Step 1 In a blender,combine frozen strawberries,Amaretto liqueur,vanilla ice cream,vanilla extract and crushed ice. […]

Amber Cloud Cocktail


  Ingredients : 1¹⁄³ oz (40 ml) cognac 2/3 oz(20ml) Galliano liqueur Directions : Combine cognac and liqueur in shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into old fashioned glass with crushed ice. Serve Amber Cloud cocktail with a straw.

Boiled Peanuts Recipe [Seasoned With Salt]


Many Vietnamese people fled their home country after the Vietnam War and ended up in Louisiana. The Vietnamese were exposed to new, local foods resulting in some current mainstays of Vietnamese cuisine, such as Cajun crawfish boil, chicory in Vietnamese coffee and of course, boiled peanuts. These are popularly boiled with just salt, or with Cajun spices, but in this recipe we’re […]

Miso Soup Recipe (Super Easy!)


As a youngin, my parents took me out to eat with them a lot. They were great cooks, so a lot of going out was about discovery and enjoying new foods. To be honest though, it was partially because I was a stubborn customer who couldn’t stomach homemade food. It’s mind-blowing now to think we did […]

Pandan Sticky Rice Recipe (Xoi La Dua)


This pandan sticky rice dessert, or xoi la dua, is great blend of sweet, salty, and nutty flavors. Glutinous rice is used for this, not just regular rice that you can make sticky! The main flavor comes from pandan leaves, which is found in many Vietnamese desserts. These leaves have a wonderful, intoxicating aroma I’d say is a […]

Sunomono Salad Recipe (Japanese Cucumber Salad)


This dish is something I’ve occasionally tried as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants and it always leaves me craving more! So I decided to make it at home. It has a nice and light vinegary smell to it, with great crunch. This dish is called sunomono, and it’s a super simple salad made with cucumbers that […]

Vietnamese Chicken Curry Recipe (Cà Ri Gà)


I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve last shared a recipe here, but I haven’t stopped eating–here’s Instagram proof!. About 14 months ago I got my first non-self-employed job, so Hungry Huy has been a bit neglected. I started to cook at home a lot less, which meant eating out more. It’s quite […]

Bánh Cam Recipe (Vietnamese Sesame Balls)


My grandmother is a child raising machine. As if raising nine of her own kids wasn’t enough of a challenge, she had her hands in raising almost all of the grand-kids too. Between cleaning up our messes and playing referee to our disputes, it seemed like she never skipped a beat in the kitchen. In the very […]

Bún Thịt Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodles)


This is love in a bowl. If you’ve had bún thịt nướng you know what I’m talking about. You have your sweet bits, sour bits, caramelization, some crunch, and aromatic herbs in a single, colorful arrangement. Depending in which restaurant you order your grilled pork with noodles (bún thịt nướng), you’ll find that it’s presented […]

Dưa Chua Recipe – Vietnamese Pickled Mustard Greens


One of the staples my mom and grandma kept in the kitchen was dưa chua, or pickled mustard greens. It was often served as a side dish for meals throughout the day. These pickled greens counter-balance many salty dishes such as thịt kho. Northern Vietnamese more commonly eat this with thịt đông. I remember seeing […]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe (Bò Bía Recipe)


Bò Bía’s Background The name bò bía is likely a Vietnamese adaptation of the Chinese name and roll “popiah” which is pronounced similarly to bò bía. These two foods are quite different though. When bò bía was adapted by the Vietnamese the ingredients changed likely to match local taste and ingredient availability. The first noticeable […]

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


I never thought I’d be craving a vegetable soup. Until now. In fact, I have strong memories as a kid, really hating the taste of tomatoes. Tomatoes even in a burgers were crossing the line. During my weekly piano lessons, my teacher would throw back a little bottle of V8 vegetable juice, leaving her breath […]