Guide to Vietnamese Food and Dining

Cookbooks

Lonely Planet World Food Vietnam

Lonely Planet World Food Vietnam

by Richard Sterling (2000) As a food writer planning a trip to Vietnam (for personal, not food-related reasons), I found this book to be an excellent introduction to the culture and cuisine. I may never cook any of the recipes in it, but it’s helped […]

The Vietnamese Cookbook

The Vietnamese Cookbook

by Diana My Tran & Diana Tran (2000) One page of deliciousness after another is what you’ll find once you crack the cover of Diana My Tran’s The Vietnamese Cookbook. Tran has a couple of qualifications above and beyond her Vietnamese heritage as underpinnings to this […]

Buy at Amazon Authentic Vietnamese Cooking

Buy at Amazon Authentic Vietnamese Cooking

by Corinne Trang & Christopher Hirsheimer (1999) Authentic Vietnamese Cooking offers remarkable insight into the history and details of this seemingly simple yet enchantingly sophisticated cuisine. Author Corinne Trang shares the story of her family, starting with her grandparents, who emigrated from Hunan, China, to Cambodia […]

Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table

Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table

by Mai Pham (2001) When Mai Pham–chef and owner of the renowned Lemon Grass Restaurant in Sacramento, California–left her home and her grandmother in Saigon in 1975, just days before the city fell to communist rule, she never thought she’d see either again. Happily for […]

Vietnamese Home Cooking for Everyone

Vietnamese Home Cooking for Everyone

by Andre Nguyen & Yukiko Moriyama (2003) This is a nice cookbook with no personal or cultural anecdotes, just simple recipes with practical ingredients and very good results. The recipes are laid out one per page, with photographs of the dish, the ingredients and preparation. […]

The Foods of Vietnam

The Foods of Vietnam

Many authentic Vietnamese recipes, and some of which even I have not heard of before, even though I am Vietnamese. Once you have gathered all the herbs, the condiments, and the other necessary stuff to cook Vietnamese foods, then the actual cooking itself is quite […]