Let's dive into the 15 most popular recipes of 2023 on the blog. Whether you enjoy baking from scratch or a quick meal in under 30 minutes (like this Japanese miso eggplant), I've got you covered with these top recipes.
It's the first time I've ever shared the top most popular recipes of the year after 9 years of food blogging. Am I late to the game? I think so. But it's better to be late than never, right? I will keep this as a fun tradition, which I can't wait to do again at the end of 2024.
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I also have several food round-up collections that can help you look for cooking inspirations. You'll find options from Super Bowl recipes to summer recipes, and ideas for other occasions of the year (such as Cinco de Mayo, Thanksgiving, & Christmas).
Without further ado, here are my most popular recipes of 2023.
1. The best garlic butter Cajun seafood boil
This incredibly delicious recipe is the BEST garlic butter Cajun seafood boil you will ever try. It is made with rich, spicy, buttery seafood boil sauce using a basic Cajun seasoning mix.
Fun fact about this recipe: It has remained on top of the popular ranking since day one (back in 2019).
2. Fluffy condensed milk bread
With its super soft texture, semi-sweet flavor, this fluffy condensed milk bread will be your all time favorite recipe. You don't need to be a bread baker to make this amazing bread.
Fun fact about this recipe: another home-runner on the blog. This fluffy bread has gotten over 33 thousand shares on Pinterest since it was published in 2020.
3. Foolproof Basque burnt cheesecake
This cheesecake recipe has a super creamy texture, an intense caramelized layer on top, and beautiful cracklings on the side. Follow my easy-to-follow instructions & cooking tips for 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
4. Old-fashioned butter pound cake
This butter pound cake produces its classic fine grain, moist crumb, and thin and tender crust. It is safe to say this is a perfect Sara Lee pound cake copycat.
You'll love its rich buttery flavor and tender and soft crumb texture.
5. Soft milk dinner rolls
These soft milk dinner rolls are super simple to put together with just seven ingredients. It is safe to say this dinner roll recipe is a treasure to keep. They have a super fluffy texture complemented by a touch of sweetness from condensed milk.
6. 3-Ingredient caramel flan
This 3-ingredient caramel flan is a very easy homemade baked custard dessert. It has a semi-firm and super smooth texture over a layer of sweet caramelized sugar.
7. Authentic Bun Bo Hue - Spicy beef noodle soup
Many people around the world love this Vietnamese authentic Bun Bo Hue. This spicy beef noodle soup and its plating are somewhat sophisticated, but it's all worth your time. You'll love the unique flavor of the broth and the excellent add-on ingredients that help make this soup one-of-a-kind.
8. Homemade crispy pork belly with best crackling skin
This homemade crispy pork belly recipe will show you how to make the perfectly golden, crackling skin of a roast pork belly with a secret step every time. Besides that puffy skin, it has a restaurant-quality, juicy, and tender texture.
9. How to make authentic chicken pho from scratch (Pho Ga)
Another authentic soup makes it to the most popular recipes of 2023.
A very easy-to-follow recipe that can guide you to make the most authentic Vietnamese chicken pho from scratch successfully. Compared to its sister version, beef pho, this pho ga has a clearer broth, lighter fragrance, and is quicker to make.
10. Oven roasted duck - Cantonese style
Nothing can beat this Cantonese-style oven roasted duck. With this recipe, you'll get a beautifully cooked whole duck juicier and even more tender than any store-bought one.
Fun fact about this recipe: it got over 38 thousand views as a short on my YouTube channel.
11. Braised pork spare ribs (Suon ram man)
So delicious and hassle-free cleaning! You only need one skillet to cook this braised pork spare ribs recipe (suon ram man). It is a classic Vietnamese home-cooked meal featuring the most tender and savory pork ribs.
12. Soy sauce chicken thighs
This is a super simple chicken recipe. These baked soy sauce chicken thighs are savory, delicious, and marinated in an Asian-style chicken marinade with pantry-ready ingredients.
13. Pan-fried Parmesan crusted chicken
There is no secret that chicken related recipe remains the most favorite and popular everywhere.
Let's learn how to make perfect pan-fried parmesan-crusted chicken with the most tenderness texture and ultra crispiness on the outside.
14. 30-minute Japanese miso eggplant (vegan, GF)
This Japanese-style eggplant recipe is perfect for a quick night's meal. It's also easy to make and a delicious dish that the whole family will enjoy. The eggplant is nicely caramelized and has a creamy, velvety texture that will melt in your mouth.
15. Oven roasted whole chicken with sweet & spicy BBQ sauce
A complete guide to perfect oven-roasted whole chicken glazed with an excellent sweet and spicy BBQ sauce: this easy-to-follow recipe makes the chicken super juicy, delicious, and tender.