Tag Archives: Vietnamese Cooking

Hue, Vietnam – A Day on the Perfume River

In the valley of the Perfume River south of Hue, once an imperial stronghold, lies Vietnam’s “chateau” region. Home to the mausoleums of seven past kings. There are various options for visiting the area – a combination boat and bus … Continue reading

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Food Day in Hoi An, Vietnam

Today was all about food. We arranged for a biking tour plus cooking class at the Lighthouse restaurant on Cam Nam island just across a short bridge from Hoi An. While every second restaurant in town offers cooking classes (when … Continue reading

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Andrea Nguyen’s Into the Vietnamese Kitchen – Book Review

After having now cooked about a dozen recipes from Into the Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea Nguyen, I can highly recommend this cookbook, especially for those just learning Vietnamese cooking. The recipes are well adapted to the American kitchen (Nguyen came … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Steamed Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

Tasty and quick fish dishes such as this salmon recipe perk up that midweek malaise of what are we going to have for dinner tonight. The ginger and garlic sauce adds a nice zip and balances the richness of the … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Beef Stew

This beef stew has surpassed a Corsican stew, beef with red peppers stewed in red wine, as my new favorite. A simple stew with chunks of beef and carrots simmered in a tomato and onion paste seasoned with classic Asian … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs

Vietnamese meatballs, fined textured and chewy, are one of those polarizing foods; you either like them or you don’t. Don is a fan; I am not. I was, however, intrigued by the process of making them. They always tasted so … Continue reading

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Fish Simmered in Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

Vietnamese caramel sauce has a bitter, slightly sweet flavor that when combined with garlic, black pepper and of course the ubiquitous fish sauce creates a layered marriage of flavors. Once you’ve made the caramel, the simmering sauce can be quickly … Continue reading

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