Vietnamese Recipe

Lena on July 20th, 2011

Flan is a sweet custard dessert, in Vietnamese, we call it bánh flan or kem flan. The dish is eaten throughout the world. After chilling the flans, make sure to serve them within 24 hours while the flans are still fresh and have a crunch in them, otherwise the caramel will liquify. The recipe below [...]


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Gỏi Gà Xé Phay is a form of Vietnamese Chicken Salad tossed with water spinach spirals (rau muống), thinly sliced onion and Vietnamese coriander. You can substitue water spinach spirals with thinly sliced cabbage, but I prefer water spinach spirals in this salad due to its crunchiness and texture of the vegetable. You can buy spinach [...]


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Lena on April 17th, 2011

I love banana bread. It’s a great bread to have around, it can be served for breakfast, afternoon, evening snack or it can be used as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream. The important thing to note is that you need to use ripe banana, I meant very ripe banana, you know, the kind [...]


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Chè, Vietnamese sweet soup, is the most popular form of dessert in Vietnamese cuisine. The ingredients can range from fresh fruits, fried fruits, beans, roots such as taro, casava to mini sweet cakes like sweet rice dumplings. Topping with coconut milk, Chè is not only a great dessert, it is also a great snack in [...]


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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 3rd, 2011

Cassava is a shrubby, tropical, perennial plant that is not well known in the West. In Vietnam, cassava is used in a variety of food products, the same way potatoes are used in the U.S. They can be used as vegetables in dishes, grated to make pancakes, dried and ground into tapioca flour, or sliced [...]


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Lena on February 2nd, 2011

This is a Vietnamese version of pancake or crepe. Unlike any Western pancakes or crepes you know, this Vietnamese version of pancakes are not soft in texture. The final pancake is very crispy, in facts, the crispier the better. The pancakes should pan fried over very high heat in order to turn out crispy. They [...]


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Vietnamese love spring rolls. We enjoy the value time with family and friends at the dining table while creating our own rolls of freshly cut herbs and fillings. This is our version of spring rolls for vegaterians. Instead of using meat as a filling, we substitute it with tofu and mushrooms. The result is delightful. [...]


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Vietnamese spring rolls – Gỏi Cuốn is also called fresh spring rolls, summer rolls, salad rolls. They make a great fresh appetizer or can be used as a light main dish. They typically contain Vietnamese herbs, noodles, and thinly sliced meat wrapped in rice papers. You can also slip in a few aromatic Chinese chives [...]


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