Dipping Peanut Sauce can be used for Fresh Spring Rolls, this is also a great robust sauce for dipping chicken and fish. There are many variations of this sauce out there, my favorite flavor is to have some coconut milk added to it. Recipe for Dipping Peanut Sauce – Sốt Đậu Phụng 1/3 cup creamy [...]

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When you go to a Vietnamese restaurant, or Chinese restaurant, you usually see a jar of chili garlic oil in addition to other condiments such as fish sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper. This chili garlic oil is particularly good to add to stir fry dishes, soup, noodle dishes or any kind of dishes to [...]

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Nước Cốt Dừa – Vietnamese Sweet Coconut Dessert Sauce is the most important sauce to dress over Vietnamese dessert dishes. It’s a cannot-miss sauce for Vietnamese sweet soup, called Chè, or any kind. You can use it cold, warm or at room temperature, depends on how the dish is served and preferences of diners. Recipe [...]

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Lena on March 3rd, 2011

Thính, Roasted Rice Powder is made from raw rice grains that have been slowly toasted and grinded into powder. It is used to mix into the meat paste to add texture and depth to the meat or sprinkled onto food as a garnish. You can purchase it at the market, and it usually packed in [...]

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In Southern region of Vietnam, people love the taste and flavor of tamarind and they love to coordinate that into their dishes. With the unusual tart flavor from tamarind, this thick Tamarind Ginger Dipping Sauce is used to dip grilled fish or simply boiled vegetables. It’s easy to make when you have tamarind juice on [...]

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Lena on February 27th, 2011

This simple garnish is used very often on top of many Vietnamese dishes to increase the fragrance of the final dish. It increases the flavor and adds some bright green color attractive to the eyes. You see it over steamed noodles, grilled meats, steamed cakes and many steamed dishes. It’s very simple and easy to [...]

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Fried shallots are like bacon bits; they are used as a garnish to sprinkle on the final dish to increase its fragrance and the crispiness of the meal. For them to turn out well, you must first remove all the excess moisture from the fresh shallots and use a generous amount of oil to fry [...]

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Lena on February 24th, 2011

Tamarind Liquid is used in multiple Vietnamese dishes. You don’t usually use a lot of liquid for a dish, so the best you can do is making the liquid, then freeze it in cubes by pouring the liquid in the ice cup tray. Once the cubes are frozen hard, you can take the cubes out [...]

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In Vietnamese cuisine, this sauce is usually used to dip fried fish, poached duck and chicken. For the best result, use a mini chopper or food processor to process the ginger into a nice paste. The ginger juice from the paste will be blended well into the sauce, make the sauce more flavorful. For ginger, [...]

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Nước Mắm Gỏi – Vietnamese Fish Sauce for Salad is not like dipping fish sauce. The sauce for salad is little bittle thicker so when mixing it with salad, it’s coated well into the ingredients. The sauce is little bit more tangy, more lime juice to ‘cook’ the ingredients. This sauce can be used as [...]

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