Authentic Recipes from Vietnam: [Vietnamese Cookbook, Over 80 Recipes]

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Tuttle Publishing, Jul 15, 2005 - Cooking - 112 pages
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This beautifully illustrated Vietnamese cookbook offers over 80 authentic, mouthwatering recipes and simple, accessible instructions along with a trove of information about the "world's healthiest food".

Vietnamese food is fast emerging as one of the most popular of all Asian cuisines. Its emphasis on fresh herbs, raw vegetables and light seasonings makes it ideal for the health-conscious cook. This lavishly illustrated Vietnamese cookbook, gathered and photographed in Vietnam, examines the historical and regional influences that have shaped the cuisine and presents a selection of classic dishes.

The easy-to-follow recipes present a diverse range of dishes from the country's major regions—from Hanoi and the cooler north, to Saigon, the Mekong Delta, and all the points in between. Detailed information on Vietnamese ingredients and cooking techniques makes Authentic Recipes from Vietnam the perfect guide for anyone interested in the cuisine of this vibrant and bountiful country, where food is a daily celebration of life.

Vietnamese recipes include:
  • Pork Rice Paper Rolls
  • Lotus Stem Salad with Shrimp
  • Clam Soup with Starfruit and Herbs
  • Fried Tofu with Lemongrass and Five Spice
  • Crabs with Tamarind Sauce
  • Braised Duck with Ginger
  • Pork Stewed in Coconut Juice
  • Slush Ice Lychee in Coconut Milk
 

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Contents

Food in Vietnam
5
The Imperial Cuisine
11
Authentic Vietnamese Ingredients
18
Basic Recipes
25
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
31
Hue Shrimp and Vegetable Pancakes
39
Shrimp and Green Mango Salad
46
Vegetables and Rice
62
Clam Rice
68
Marinated Grilled Squid
75
Crisp Softshelled Crabs Oysters
81
Meat
92
Grilled Beef Rolls Wrapped in Wild Betel
99
Desserts
105
Index of Recipes
111
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Recipes in this book were provided by Trieu Thi Choi and prepared by the chefs of the Saigon Floating Hotel, in Ho Chi Minh City, and coordinated by Marcel Isaak.

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