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About Viet Nam...

Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea, referred to as East Sea (Vietnamese: Biển Đông), to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.

Bun Ga Nuong Xa - Grilled Chicken and Vermicelli Salad

Bún gà nướng xả may be a fabulous and easy meal. It’s good for when the weather’s hot, and as you will have heard, California is experiencing quite a hot spell at the instant. Vietnamese grilled chicken marinated in soy sauce and lemongrass is served with vermicelli rice noodles, some vegetables and Vietnamese dipping sauce (nước mắm) on the aspect.

In my opinion, what makes the dish is that the marinade for the chicken. The sweetness from palm sugar and also the spiciness from the lemongrass bring out the flavour of the meat. The chicken does not need lots of preparation; simply let the chicken marinate for an hour and you will have a splendid meal in no time.

Ingredients

Yields: 6 servings
1-½ pounds chicken (see tips), boneless and skinless
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 cloves garlic , finely minced
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 teaspoon mushroom seasoning salt (or regular salt)
2 teaspoons papaya paste (see tips)
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
2 tablespoons grated palm sugar
2 teaspoons lemongrass purée (see tips)
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 cup green onions, sliced into 2" pieces
½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1 (16-ounce) package vermicelli rice noodles (bún in Vietnamese), cooked and cooled to room temperature
1 cucumber, seeded and cut into matchsticks
½ head iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 cup carrot and daikon pickles
4 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons roasted peanuts, slightly crushed
2 jalapeño peppers (optional), thinly sliced

Preparation

Marinating the chicken:
Trim the fat round the bottom of the breast if there's any. Wash the chicken and pat dry using paper towels. Cut the chicken into 2-½" items. Season with kosher salt and red chili powder.

In a zip-top bag (or a bowl), mix the garlic, shallot, papaya, baking powder, palm sugar, lemongrass, inexperienced onions and soy sauce. Add the chicken. Shake the bag gently to coat the meat with the marinade (or combine well). Drizzle with one tablespoon of oil. Place the bag in an exceedingly baking dish (for straightforward cleanup). Marinate within the refrigerator for concerning an hour.

Grilling the chicken:


Remove the chicken from the refrigerator prior time to bring it back to area temperature. Sprinkle the meat with mushroom seasoning salt (or regular salt).

In a deep non-stick grill pan, brush concerning two tablespoons of olive oil. Once the grill is hot, add the chicken. Cook for five minutes. elevate the meat with tongs and check for a caramelized crust round the meat, then flip the chicken. Lower the warmth to medium-low. cowl the pan and let grill for an additional five minutes.

Finish with a drizzle of lime juice and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Assembly time:

In a bowl, mix the lettuce, mint and cucumber. Toss well.

When you are able to serve, in every individual bowl, place some carrot and daikon pickles. Add the vermicelli noodles, the lettuce combination and a few crushed peanuts. prime with the grilled chicken and some slices of chile pepper.

Serve with nước mắm on the facet.

Enjoy with a tall glass of chilled ginger and lemongrass drink.

Bon appétit!


Tips

I like mixing one half chicken breast with one half dark meat (chicken thighs). I notice the result to be a lot of moist, as dark meat is a lot of flavorful and has a lot of fat than chicken breasts.

Papaya and baking powder are each nice meat tenderizers. This was Baji, Lulu's late grandma's secret for tender and moist meat. Peel a inexperienced papaya. Grind the cubed papaya during a mini food processor, place concerning a pair of teaspoons of papaya paste per find time for an ice-cube tray and freeze them. Transfer the ice-cubes three by three into sealable plastic baggage and place back within the freezer. i feel it is the best thanks to keep a similar flavor while not obtaining freezer burn. I store them specifically as i might further pesto.

For the lemongrass purée: Wash a stalk of lemongrass. take away all the white powder from the leaves. Cut the stalk in [*fr1]. Crush the younger half with the rear of a chef's knife and set it aside (excellent for creating broth). Cut the remaining stalk into very skinny slices employing a chef's knife. during a mortar and pestle, grind the skinny slices of lemongrass, then transfer and blend everything employing a mini food processor. It ought to transform a fine moist powder. Set aside. you'll additionally store the lemongrass purée within the freezer a similar as papaya.

You could additionally thread the chicken onto skewers (try to alternate dark and breast meat).

Mushroom seasoning salt brings a really distinct, earthy flavor to the sauce. you'll be able to get it at any gourmand specialty store or in most Korean stores. I obtain mine at the Marina -10122 Bandley Drive -Cupertino, CA 95014.

The soy sauce brings saltiness to the dish and a pleasant amber brown color. My favorite soy sauce is that the Da Bo De complete. it's a really nice flavor and isn't too salty. you'll be able to this explicit sauce at Dai Thanh Asian market on 420 South 2nd St, in San Jose.

All the ingredients listed higher than are often found in any Asian stores.

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Thit Cho - Dog meat in Hanoi



Eating dog meat is popular amongst certain demographics in Hanoi, Vietnam. The place to head to is the row of shops bordering Red River. It is full of mom-and-pop shops with names like thit cho. Thit cho literally means dog meat in Vietnam.

dog meat butcher

It looks like a butcher shop and not a restaurant since all the dog chopping action is happening on the ground floor, but fear not, there is actually a place for people to enjoy a nice meal of canine meat upstairs.

chopping dog meat

I choose a platter of mixed dog cuts to experience the texture and taste of man's best friend - it's served with a dipping sauce which tastes like fermented shrimp paste (cincalok) and turns into a vivid shade of purple when my guide mixed it.

cooking dog meat

My guide is a motorbike driver you'll find loitering around in the Old Quarter - it's the best way to get around! I negotiated a return trip for VND 5,000 + 1 Beer Hanoi and I get to choose the thit cho place. I chose the one that had the most locals upstairs - a rowdy bunch that kept on chanting something before drinking their vodka.

dog sausage

The portly woman who owns the place did not appear to be very friendly but after one of her staff passed me a piece of dog meat and I ate it before giving her the thumbs up sign, she warmed up to me considerably and
led me upstairs. The price for dog meat should range around VND 20,000 to VND 30,000 per 100 grams.

dog meat shoes

You take off your shoes and sit on the floor with a piece of newspaper being the communal dining place in lieu of a proper table. It's customary to drink vodka with dog meat but I didn't want to get fucking sloshed and then lose my way in a dodgy part of town so I went with the ubiquitous Bia Ha Noi instead.

dog meat seating

Most people choose a selection of mixed cuts. This is an interesting dish as it comes with pure cuts from the dog (without further cooking) and a mix of dog sausage (which gives a totally new meaning to the word "hot dog" smirk).

dog meat stew
There is also dog stew available - it tastes pretty good but after a while it got a bit cloying due to the amount of oil they use in cooking.
deep fried dog meat

Deep fried dog! Not too bad, but I prefer pure cuts.

dog meat meal

The entire meal (inclusive of beer) only costs VND 180,000 (RM 28) - a fucking bargain if you ask me.
Q&A time!




I bet most of you is going to ask me this - what does dog meat taste like?
Well, dog meat tastes like dog. I've had dog meat in Korea but the dog meat in Hanoi tastes better since it's not infused with a multitude of flavors. I particularly liked the pure cuts of dog - some parts like the thigh is nigh impossible to eat due to the huge bones and the tough skin and fat, but some cuts are easy enough to chew though.

dog meat upstairs

Dog meat has a very interesting taste to it. It is very odoriferous so people who don't like mutton probably should stay away from it. You can literally taste/smell the dog as you chew it.

dog meat dip

There's also a layer of fat between the skin and meat that imparts a very vivid flavor to the dog meat.

dog meat cuts

I love the taste - it's like a cross between castrated pork and mutton. The meat is tough and the skin is chewy but it's an experience unlike any other.

The canine culinary experience is a must try for everyone with an adventurous palate. Mmm...dog meat.

Author: sixthseal.com

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How to eat Pho



    Garnishing pho is like creating your own hamburger -- you'll have it your method. So, before putting any pho into your mouth, add your own finishing touches. Then dive in with a two-handed approach: chopsticks in one hand to choose up the noodles, the soup spoon within the alternative to scoop up broth and alternative goodies.

    Whether you withdraw for pho or build a bowl at home (see my recipe), your pho ritual might include:

        Bean sprouts: Add them raw for crunch or blanch them 1st.

    Chiles: Dip and wiggle skinny slices of hot chile within the hot broth to unleash the oil. Leave them in if you dare. For best fragrance and style, attempt Southeast Asian chiles like Thai bird or dragon instead of jalapeños. Serranos are higher than jalapeños.

    Herbs: Strip contemporary herb leaves from their stems, tear up the leaves and drop them into your bowl. offered at Viet markets, expensive ngo gai (culantro, thorny cilantro, saw-leaf herb) imparts heady cilantro notes. the ever present purple-stemmed Asian/Thai basil (hung que) contributes sweet anise-like flavors. Spearmint (hung lui), standard within the north, adds zip. [For details, see Essential Viet herb page on this web site.]

    Lime: A squeeze of lime offers the broth a tart edge, particularly nice if the broth is simply too sweet or bland.

    Sauces: many of us squirt hoisin (tuong) or Sriracha hot sauce directly into the bowl. i do not favor this observe as a result of it obliterates a well-prepared, nuanced broth. however I do reach for the hoisin and Sriracha bottles to form a dipping sauce for the meat meatballs (bo vien).


    This is two video i collected on Youtube show some people eat pho at restaurant. You can see if you have never tasted this dish.






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    Rau muong xao gung - Vegetable stir fry with ginger


    Vietnamese cuisine boasts several dishes that highlight contemporary ingredients in a very healthy manner. Rau muống xào với gừng (Vietnamese pea tendrils sautéed in ginger) is a superb example of this. The dish is incredibly simple; the pea tendrils are blanched and then flavored with ginger and alittle turmeric for color. I created it recently for my uncle who was visiting us and may be a practicing Buddhist, that is why the recipe doesn't necessitate onions, shallots or garlic. Don’t worry though; the dish is merely lightweight on calories, not flavor.

    As a child, our typical Vietnamese family meals were composed of individual bowls of rice, meat, seafood or tofu, a bowl of canh (a clear broth soup), a vegetable facet dish and a dipping sauce. I continuously looked forward to a bowl of rau muống, served with a soy sauce and ginger dipping sauce known as mắm gừng. If you have got bother obtaining your family to eat their greens, offer this dish a strive. It worked on me!

    Ingredients

    Yields: 6 servings
    1 (3-inch) chunk fresh ginger 
    1-½ tablespoons canola oil 
    1-½ pounds rau muống (Vietnamese pea shoot tendrils) 
    1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder 
    3/4 teaspoon salt 
    ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
    2 tablespoons vegetarian fish sauce (or soy sauce) 
    2 teaspoons superfine sugar (or granulated sugar) 
    1 red Thai chile pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
    juice of 1 lime 

    Preparation

    Prepping the ginger: Clean the ginger root and take away any dirt. Peel the ginger root with a paring knife (or the sting of a spoon). Divide the piece in thirds. Grate two thirds of the ginger with a fine mesh Microplaneand finely minced the remainder.

    Prepping the pea shoot tendrils: Wash the pea shoots completely in many baths. The greens tend to be terribly sandy, thus wash them rigorously. take away and discard any older, fibrous a part of the stems. Drain the maximum amount water as doable. Cut the stems into 5-inch sections.

    Blanching the pea shoot tendrils: (You might skip this step however my uncle prefers it this way). Blanch the rau muống in a few quart of salted boiling water. Cook for concerning one minute. Drain and immediately transfer the greens into a chilly water tub. Pat dry on towels. take away the maximum amount liquid as doable. Season with salt.

    Stir-frying the Vietnamese greens: during a wok, heat the oil. Over high heat, add the finely minced ginger and cook till it's slightly golden and fragrant. Add one tablespoon grated ginger and therefore the blanched greens. Toss the vegetables for concerning 2-3 minutes. The pea shoots are aiming to wilt and become translucent. Add turmeric powder, salt and pepper. Transfer the pea shoots to a serving platter.

    Making mắm gừng: during a bowl, dissolve the sugar in one tablespoon boiling water. Let the water cool to area temperature. Add the lime juice, vegetarian fish sauce (or soy sauce). combine within the remaining grated ginger and finely chopped red chile pepper. Voilà!

    Assembly time:

    Serve immediately with meat and/or tofu, steamed jasmine rice and after all mắm gừng on the facet.

    Eat with chopsticks!

    Tips

    Make sure to settle on young, bright inexperienced rau muống leaves in order that they are quite tender.

    Mắm gừng is that the equivalent of nước chấm while not garlic. you'll realize vegetarian fish sauce in Asian markets. search for nước mắm chay. If you do not have any, you'll replace it with soy sauce.

    I solely add atiny low quantity of turmeric powder thus as to not alter the flavour of the greens. it is a natural food coloring.

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    Orange cake - Banh Cam


    If I had to select a favorite, this might have to be compelled to be near being it!  There are many versions of banh cam in addition, this one is spherical and flat and lined during a sugar glaze. the opposite version is spherical, like well, like an organge, however it does not have the glaze.  The filling is another ubiquitous ingredient; soya been paste - the opposite common one appears to be coconut milk.


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    Vietnamese Banana Sticky Rice Cake



    One of my earliest reminiscences is of bánh tét, that we might eat for brand spanking new years. essentially it's glutinous rice wrapped around a filling; which may be savoury or sweet. in all probability the foremost known version has yellow soya bean and pork, the glutinous rice is typically natural colouring, however typically will be colored inexperienced with padan leaves. Everything is wrapped in banana leaves and boiled for hours.. I keep in mind my aunty saying one thing like fourteen hours or additional.

    The shape is typically a spherical tube that's regarding 7cm thick.


    The banh tet higher than is that the sweet version. The filling is banana; and white during this case, however do not be stunned if you discover the filling purple/blood red.. that is conjointly banana.

    I bought this banh tet at an area cabramatta grocery search and it's abundant smaller and flatter; regarding 10cm long and not thick in the least.

    It is an incredible style, the denseness of the cooked rice, that is comparatively light-weight in flavour contrasts with sturdy banana filling.

    As a sydney food blog, I rekcon Vietnamesefood ought to highlight these very little gems that you simply will develop at the inspect in most Asian and positively Vietnamese grocery stores.

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    Banh Chuoi - Banana Cake

    Another Vietnamese dessert that might catch your eye on the Vietnamese grocery shop counter is Banh Chuoi.  Banana cake, while the correct translation, isn't terribly helpful as there are at least another two types of banana cake that is very different from this.


    Banh Chuoi
    But this one is much more spectacular to look at.  Yellow/orrange, shinny and almost glistening this banh chuoi really does demand to be noticed.  They shine so much I found it hard to take these pictures without cake reflection!



    Basically this cake is made up of layers of sliced banana (look carefully) cooked in glutinous rice flour which gives it the intense jelly shine and consistency. It's sold, cut up in diamonds with sweet coconut milk and a small packet of sesame.  When you get home, you're meant to pour the coconut milk over your cake and then sprinkle with sesame.

    Vietnamese cakes: coloured rice cakes.. read more here.

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    Mid Autumn Festival Moon Cakes

    tet trung thu

    Tet Trung Thu (Mid Autumn Festival) is quickly upon us. Being a predominantly agricultural society, Tet Trung Thu is one in all the foremost vital festivals in Vietnam to mark the tip of the harvest season. Like several harvest moon festivals celebrated in Asia, it's held within the eighth lunar month and this year is on Sept. 22, when the moon is at its brightest at this point of the year. Influenced by Chinese tradition, Vietnam's competition conjointly incorporates it's own folks lores and differs in that it specifically celebrates youngsters in addition because the land's bounty.

    Think of it as a mix of Thanksgiving and Halloween, a time for families to urge along and provides thanks however conjointly a time to celebrate youngsters by giving them gifts and inspiring diligence and study through ancient folks lores. within the past, families would pay time along to create lanterns from bamboo and paper, however currently adays low-cost plastic lanterns are a lot of common place. within the weeks before, families refill on Banh Trung Thu (Mid Autumn competition Moon Cakes) to fancy throughout the vacation in addition on provide to friends and family.

    Banh Trung Thu has an outer dough of skinny pastry, rolled flat and smoothed around a ball of filling, typically lotus nut paste or mixed nuts. historically the filling conjointly includes alittle preserved egg yolk that represents the moon. Once the outer shell covers the filling, the baker places it into a spherical mould, flattens it so the look is imprinted, and whacks it out with a loud bang! Then, they finished the mooncakes with an eggwash glaze and thoroughly placed in an oven. Banh Trung Thu may also be created with a soft shell of glutinous rice, conjointly known as banh deo. Moon cakes are often quite elaborate and every cake may be a treasured gift throughout the vacation.  Moon cakes are usually terribly made tasting, and sometimes cut into little parts to savor with family and friends over tea. alternative symbolic spherical foods also are served, like grapefruit, pomegranates, apples, and grapes. Vietnamese families would then fancy the snacks whereas watching the celebration and admiring the gorgeous, luminous moon. And a lot of importantly, surrounded by their youngsters.
    Children would parade around with their brightly lit lanterns, enjoy dragon dances, and sing songs. One popular song called Ruoc Den Trung Thu goes like this:

    Lyrics in Vietnamese:
    Tet trung thu ruoc den di choi.
    Em ruoc den di khap pho phuong.
    Long vui suong voi den trong tay
    Em mua ca trong anh trang ram.
    Den ong sao voi den ca chep
    den thien nga voi den buom buom
    em ruoc den nay den cung trang.
    Den xanh lo voi den tim tim.
    Den xanh lam voi den trang trang
    Trong anh den ruc ro muon mau.

    Lyrics in English:
    At Mid-autumn festival,
    walk around with lanterns lit.
    Take them all across the town,
    singing to the autumn moon.
    Lanterns all in different shapes, lantern angel, lantern dream,
    Lantern fish, or lantern star, lantern swan or butterfly.
    Take my lantern to the sky;
    take my lantern to the moon!

    banh trung thu

    This year we're lucky to relish these attractive moon cakes created by a non-profit organization referred to as Mam Non, created over ten years ago so as to fulfill the wants of metro-Detroit families adopting youngsters from Vietnam likewise because the bigger Asia.  Founded by a university friend, Linh Song, the cluster has been creating Banh Trung Thu for past four years to lift cash for his or her mentoring program for ladies adopted from Asia.  They match them with young Asian yank ladies, a number of whom are adopted. the women named it GIFT, short for Growing in Friendship along. every year their oldsters work with the program organizers, mentors, and bakery house owners over a 2-3 day amount cranking out many mooncakes. this is often the first fundraiser for Mam Non that is otherwise unfunded and completely staffed by volunteers.


    The expertise of baking along has created stronger bonds than any batter and dough. whereas weighing and rolling out balls of filling and dough, the adoptees and mentors say their mutual anxiety growing up being Asian yank adoptees and also the emotional outbursts that comes with pre-teen hormones. They say birthparents in Vietnam, China, or Korea. the whole method is exhausting however quite a feat for the tiny cluster as they bake many these cakes and ship everywhere the globe.


    banh trung thu

    These women are busily creating lotus, red bean, and pineapple flavored moon cakes as you browse this so that they may be freshly sent to your door. Please support Asian yank adoptees of Mam Non and also the GIFT program by enjoying these delicious banh trung thu and buying them via their web site or the link below.

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    Favorite snack in Hanoi - "Bun Dau"

    Mr Dick (a french visitor) back here to enjoy noodles after tasting the dish
    "Bun Dau" or noodles and soya curd (we can call: bean vermicelli)  is a favorite snack in Hanoi. There are also leaf of rice vermicelli (lá bún) is cut into three, fried yellow  soya curd, shrimp sauce aftertaste, sour, bitter, salty, sweet, add a little schizonepeta, perilla, but there was so strange things do not mix between "bún" parks in Hanoi.
    During four seasons of Northern origin, many people choose for themselves "bún đậu" as breakfast or lunch. The burden go across many streets then down at a fixed point. Customers create their own routines, where is found "bun dau" is  a fixed point. In Thanh Xuan district, Ms Lan (age 27) from 7am to carry her noodles across Nguyen Quy Duc street to 10am is finish.

    At Cau Giay , on the sidewalk in front of Thu Le Park, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am have six street restaurant line of 'bun dau"sitting in there. Customer  is  convenience to eat .
    Walk slowly up the Hoan Kiem area, near a pharmacy on Hai Ba Trung street is a familiar point of sale bean vermicelli. Ms Ha (52 years) said: "Sitting on the pavement but clean is also interesting in it" .

    Bean vermicelli is not expensive , easy to eat at any season any.
    Bean vermicelli are liking of tourists or not depends on the grace of the seller. Mrs. Ngan (55 years), live at Hang Thiet street sold bean vermicelli algae on Hai Ba Trung Street nearly ten years. Even at her best hot still laughed, joked a few more questions so that everyone is satisfied. 

    Linh, the salesclerk of Nguyen Kim  supermarkets said: "Eating noodles here but hear talk medical sales look exactly like comedy."
    Although the burden is empty or a large shop, the sellers all have the word "patience."Guests to eat each one counted, so owners that irritability is:  Quarrels all day."

    From Khay street has a tray small alley connecting Vu Thach Pagoda. So here is hard to find, but who came here will back. She borrowed the temporary owner of the house an ancient time, though old but very good shade rain cover. Feeling sitting in an old house with the space very interesting particular. The walls were already peeling lime, silver colored wooden doors, small pictures of the owner still hanging on the wall. Apart from the well field is a rainwater tank and a betel rig blue, rustic. She has an enthusiasms of serve for guests and made noodles very careful and clean.

    Bean vermicelli are tourists or not depends on the salesgirl.

    Mr Dick, (a French tourist) said: "I was a friend of Vietnam led to eat here last week, would love bean noodles, like the low seating, good location bar should be back here today to eat".
    Outer walls are red brick long bar, if you can save yourself a cute picture.

    Mr. Doan, 57, a customer eating noodles on Nguyen Khac Can said: "Eat a bean vermicelli in a delicious and comfortable sidewalks. Hanoi rainy season came, the sun suddenly reminded of medical leaves of Onga Becgon season. "

    Sometimes things seemed very simple but also left his heart a sweet aftertaste, and hold a binding elusive, just know that feet get used to a rhythm and go to the old shop. And from that noodles and soya curd that there is still the familiar strange.

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    Banh Bo - Coloured Rice Cakes

    Vietnamese coloured rice cakes


    When I go to the local vietnamese grocery store, at the counter is always the most ridiculously tempting array of takeaway desserts, and always in the most appealing colours.

    If you've ever wondered what they are, I'm devoting a series of posts on Vietnamese desserts - especially the ones you're likely to encounter at the local Vietnamese store.

    This post is on the delightfully coloured sweet rice cakes; they are usually in three colours white, red and green.  They come either in diamonds as above or small circular balls, together with thick coconut milk to dip them into, all on the ubiquitous white polystyrene tray and sealed with clear plastic wrap.  Alternatively, they're sold in the clear pastic lunch containers.

    On their own, these cakes don't really have much of a taste, sure it's a little sweet but that's about it.  While thick, there's lots of air bubble on the inside, though I'm not sure how this is achieved during the steaming process.

    Kind of a snack things, I've seen people eat them with sweet coconut milk or even dip them in soy or fish sauce.

    I think they're called banh bo (as opposed to the savoury thin, white banh beo), but on the packet I bought today from Dong Khanh supermarket in Cabramatta, they are simply called green rice cakes.

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    Bun Thit Nuong, Vietnamese Chargrilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli Noodles



    I love the herby brightness in this noodle salad.  It is one of my favorite dishes to order out-full of flavor yet light and healthy.  It is also a great summer meal since most of the cooking is done on the grill.  You can make extra meat for Banh Mi, summer rolls, or to make up quick salads for lunch through-out the week.
    When I make dishes like this, I like to go for family recipes because I feel like they are authentic yet they work in my environment.  As much as I love lemongrass, it isn’t an ingredient readily available at most grocery stores.  Michelle’s recipe is perfect: it has the delicious sweet, salty flavor I was looking for and yet uses ingredients that I can find easily. 

     

    Bun Thit Nuong

     

    serves 4, prep 30, cook 15 min, adapted from Une-deux senses
    • 2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, thinly sliced (you can have your butcher do this for you)
    • 5 tbsp fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
    • 1 package rice stick vermicelli noodles
    • carrots, julienned
    • cucumber, julienned
    • basil leaves
    • mint leaves
    • cilantro
    • romaine or butter lettuce
    • bean sprouts
    • roasted, salted peanuts, crushed
    • Nuoc Cham (see recipe below)
    1. In a large plastic bag or bowl, combine thinly sliced pork, fish sauce, sugar, garlic and black pepper.  Allow meat to marinate at least 30 minutes.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook rice noodles about 4 minutes or until soft. Drain and rinse with cold water.
    3. Grill pork over a flame until cooked through and charred at the edges.  Allow meat to rest while assembling salads.
    4. Assemble salad with lettuce, herbs, vegetables, and noodles.  Thinly slice pork and add it to the salad.  Top with crushed peanuts.
    5. Serve with Nuoc Cham.
     This classic Vietnamese dipping sauce serves as your salad dressing and is also great alongside summer rolls.

     

    Nuoc Cham

     

    makes 2 cups, prep 5 min
    • 1/3 cup fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 tbsp lime juice (about 1 juicy lime)
    • 1 tsp sambal oelek
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 carrot, julienned
    1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or bowl and shake or stir to mix well.  Store in the refrigerator.

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    Rice vermicelli vietnamese

    Bun (Rice vermicelli) is made of rice flour which is turned into small, circular and white threads wrapped up into small coils called Con Bun. Vietnamese rice vermicelli is a preferable as well as a popular dish!  
    The best rice noodles have only two ingredients: rice or rice flour, and water. Rice vermicelli are thin, translucent noodles that are similar to cellophane noodles, with which they are often confused (rice vermicelli are made from rice; cellophane noodles are made from bean starch). There are different varieties of vermicelli depending on their shape: bun roi (stirred vermicelli), bun mam (twisted vermicelli), bun la (vermicelli paper), and bun dem tram (shreded vermicelli). 

    Rice vermicelli noodles are delicious and easy to prepare. Let’s see how rice vermicelli dishes are prepared step by step!
    Before cooking, simply soak rice vermicelli in warm (not hot) water for just two minutes. Then, in order to have a delicious bowl of rice, you should add different kinds of ingredients and vegetables. You can choose one of various ingredients that can be served with vermicelli such as: grilled pork meat, fried rice cakes, snails, fried eggs, lean meat pie, chicken, and crab soup, etc. 


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    Hamburger beef at the weekend

    Hamburger beef at the weekend 1

    This dish is easy, attractive baby and bring convenience to the simple picnic or for lunch at the office.

    Ingredients :

    • 1 tomato
    • A fresh cucumbers or cucumber pickled in bean sauce
    • Crispy salad
    • 8 leaf Phoma (depending on taste)
    • 4 round round soft bread for hamburger category
    • Mayonnaise
    • Yellow mustard
    • Tomato ketchup
    Method :

    Add dry mixture of ground meat, pepper and seasoning to the charming little nuts.

    Squeezing meat into meatballs.

    To render meatballs with a low fire, when fryin, using the spoon to roll meatballs into thin layers to form a flat cake will easily clamp to the cake.


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    Full moon festival party with my way restaurant

    (Mid-autumn festival) Deal out a moon festival festival with My Way. The program applies from september 16 2010 to september 22 2010.


    My Way is a restaurant chain designed with luxury and modern service staff is enthusiastic and attentive. My Way Seafood system: 24 Nguyen Gia Thieu, 2nd Floor, 60 Ly Thai To, 17T3 Trung Hoa - Nhan Chinh, My Way Cafe & Lounge: 24T2 Trung Hoa - Nhan Chinh, 83 Ly Thuong Kiet and My Way Steakhouse: Level 3 60 Ly Thai To. My Way restaurant chain is developing a strong path to become the best restaurant in Hanoi. 




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