Guide to Vietnamese Food and Dining

Recipes

Recipe for Sauteed Spinach

Recipe for Sauteed Spinach

Overview This is a great side dish that is slightly spicy. Ingredients 1-1/2 pound spinach 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 5-6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1-2 fresh hot chilies, finely sliced 2 tablespoons vegetable stock 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions Bring […]

Recipe for Tamarind Shrimp Soup

Recipe for Tamarind Shrimp Soup

Overview This soup is fairly sweet and it needs to be served immediately after making it. submitted by Editor Ingredients 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 lb of shrimp 1 lb of tomato (cut into wedges) 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 5 cups of water […]

Recipe for Summer Rolls

Recipe for Summer Rolls

Overview This recipe makes enough for about 6 rolls. Make sure all of the herbs are fresh. submitted by Editor Ingredients 2 oz of rice vermicelli 1 oz of port loin 1/4 lb of shrimp 1/4 cup of basil leaves 1/4 cup of mint leaves […]

Recipe for Steamed fish

Recipe for Steamed fish

Overview. A very popular dish in Vietnam. Ingredients 1 whole sea bass, red snapper, sea trout or blue fish about 2 pounds, cleaned and scaled 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of fish sauce fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of […]

Recipe for Spring Rolls (fried)

Recipe for Spring Rolls (fried)

Overview Spring Rolls are one of the most traditional Vietnamese dishes. They are served in both fired and unfried versions. submitted by Editor Ingredients 8 oz of peeled shrimp 4 oz of crab meat 1 lb of ground lean pork 5 shallots, finely chopped 1 […]

Recipe for Spring Rolls (fresh)

Recipe for Spring Rolls (fresh)

Overview A non-fried fat-free version. You can make these rolls ahead of time, early in the day. Wrap them with plastic and keep them in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 hours. Ingredients 4 ounces of dried round thin rice noodles 12 dried medium rice […]

Recipe for Lemon Grass Chicken

Recipe for Lemon Grass Chicken

Overview This dish is slightly spicy. submitted by Editor Ingredients 3 lb chicken 1 large onion Salt to taste 1 tbs ground chillies 1 tbs granulated sugar 1 cup water 4 garlic cloves 3 tbs vegetable oil 2 tbs minched lemon grass 4 tbs Nuoc […]

Recipe for Grilled Pork

Recipe for Grilled Pork

Ingredients 2 pound boneless pork butt or pork shoulder 6 large garlic cloves smashed and minced 2 tablespoons of grated or finely minced fresh lemon grass 6 shallots 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 3 tablespoons of fish sauce 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of […]

Recipe for Hanoi Bun Bao

Recipe for Hanoi Bun Bao

Overview This is a basic Bun recipe that can easily be made vegetarian by substituting tofu for the beef. Makes enough for four. submitted by Editor Ingredients   1 pound Beef flank (or tofu/chicken/pork) cut into thin slices ½ thumb ginger julienned 3 cloves of […]

Recipe for Grilled Beef

Recipe for Grilled Beef

Ingredients 2 pounds of rump roast or eye round or pork loin 4 tablespoons of frozen or fresh minced lemon grass 10 shallots minced 5 garlic cloves smashed 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of fish sauce 1/2 teaspoon of salt pinch ground black pepper […]