Happy New Year 2019 – Year of the Boar

Welcome to the New Year 2019! I am finally advertising my sauce at the Farmer’s Market. October 2018 was my first month being at the Farmer’s Market, ever! It only took me at least 8 years or more to build the courage. Yahoo!!! What has stopping me all these years? Fear of the unknown is […]

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Happy Holidays 2017 – Vietnamese Appetizers

Like any foods in many cultures, Vietnamese food can be fattening and decadent especially desserts. Even if the food is gluten free or msg free, it can still be fattening. The bottom line is that we can get fat when we eat too much of anything with no exercise in our everyday habits. The key […]

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Immigration of flavor

Facebook shared a memory published two years ago. How time flew by so quickly… I am very thankful for the opportunity. It is a great reminder to treasure my history, embrace the present, and look forward to a bright future. I was so excited to participate as one of Lake Mary Healthy Living Magazine’s interviewed […]

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Happy Month of May!

Happy Month of May! Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month! In honor of celebrating APA Heritage month, I have a handful of demonstrations scheduled for the month of May. Please check https://phoqueencooking.com/demo/ for the latest scheduled demonstrations. I am proud to be a Vietnamese American. As a child growing up in […]

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Happy New Year 2017, the year of the Fire Rooster.

Happy New Year 2017! Did you celebrate the New Year or (like me) fell asleep through the New Year count down? Asian Lunar New Year is coming around the corner. We can celebrate the New Year all over again since I kinda missed the first one. The first of the Lunar New Year is on […]

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Rice Noodles, rice cakes, rice galore!!

As you know Vietnamese are obsessed with rice. We have rice noodles, rice cakes, rice pudding, rice entrée, rice appetizers and rice desserts. Because of the weather and the terrain in Vietnam, rice is very easily grown. That is also another reason why Vietnam does not have a lot of beef or dairy such as […]

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Asian Mushrooms

It was an amazing summer of 2016 for me and my children. We spent two incredible weeks in Vietnam and also squeezed in five additional fun-filled days in Thailand. It had been 13 years since I’ve been back to Vietnam. Everything changed and advanced so much. I appreciated and treasured every moment with my family […]

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Tea Time

Summer 2016 is upon us already. Have you taken some quality time for   yourself or with your love ones lately? “Life is short.” That is such a cliché but yet it is so true. Everything can change from one moment to the next while you are immersed in your own reality. Enjoy the moment as […]

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