Vietnamese Spring Rolls Cha Gio

Vietnamese spring rolls, or cha gio, roughly means “minced pork rolls” in Vietnamese language. The filling is made of group pork, shrimp, crab meat, with shredded carrots, mung bean noodles (cellophane noodles/glass noodles), etc., and the end result is utterly … Continue reading

Vietnamese Coffee Ca Phe Phin

One of the great Vietnamese culinary pleasures is having a cup of inky coffee with condensed milk. Vietnamese Coffee is as much fun to make as it is to watch. A real treat, especially for those who enjoy their coffee … Continue reading

Caramel Shrimp Vietnamese Tom Rim

This seafood dish, however, makes a nice, light alternative. Shrimp are cooked with traditional Vietnamese seasonings including fish sauce, scallions, garlic, and ginger. The real key to this dish is the caramel sauce added at the end which gives the … Continue reading

Shaking Beef Bo Luc Lac

Some Vietnamese foods have been poorly translated into English, and thit bo luc lac is one of them. Not completely lost in translation, the “luc lac” is merely a description for the “shaking” or tossing of the beef back and … Continue reading

Pho Bo Vietnamese Beef noodle Soup

A nourishing soup made with flat rice noodles, Pho Bo soup (pronounced “phuh”) is popular throughout Vietnam. Now you can enjoy a bowl of delicious Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup with this fool-proof receipt. It is such a quick way to … Continue reading

Dipping Sauces Nuoc Cham

Nước chấm is a common name for a variety of Vietnamese “dipping sauces” that are served quite frequently as condiments. The recipe that follows can be adjusted to suit individual tastes by using more or less red pepper and nuoc … Continue reading

Grilled Shrimp with Green Papaya and Mango Salad

Green papaya salad is a classic and popular Vietnamese dish. Maybe it doesn’t sound like much to some people but I guarantee you it’s one with high impact and pleasing value. What you get is a salad that is sweet, … Continue reading

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls Goi Cuon with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce

The literally translation is salad (goi) roll (cuon). Whatever you call them, they are light, refreshing and delicious. Poached shrimp and pork are the traditional proteins used in goi cuon, but can be substituted with grilled meats or tofu. Different … Continue reading

Vietnamese baguette sandwich Banh My

It is pronounced “bun me.” Sometimes spelled banh my. The Vietnamese love their banh mi (bánh mì). The foundation of this versatile sandwich is French: baguette, mayonnaise and sometimes paté. But everything else is pure Vietnamese: fresh coriander, pickled vegetables, … Continue reading

Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls Banh Cuon

Banh cuon or Steamed Rice Rolls is a very light crepe often with ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and onions and eaten with Vietnamese ham (cha lua), steamed beansprouts, and cucumbers. Another variation arising from a village in Northern … Continue reading