Authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Nem Ran Hay Cha Gio)
This is a recipe I learned while traveling through Vietnam. The ingredients are relatively simple and easy to find in any grocery store. I've cooked this a number of times since getting back and it's always been a hit. They taste great with dipping sauce.
Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef and Noodles
This is a classic Vietnamese dish that is so simple to make. Sauteed beef marinated in lemongrass and garlic and tossed with cold vermicelli noodles and fresh herbs. Great on warm days or it makes a quick, weeknight meal.
This authentic pho isn't quick, but it is delicious. The key is in the broth, which gets simmered for at least 6 hours.
Asian Garlic Beef Cubes (Vietnamese Bo Luc Lac or Shaking Beef)
Delicious beef cubes that offer a variety of flavors and are usually the first to go in any of our dinners. Can be served on a bed of lettuce, onions, and tomatoes with white Jasmine or Thai sticky rice, if desired.
Bo Nuong Xa
Marinated lemon grass beef skewers that can be broiled or grilled. This is a traditional Vietnamese dish, best if dipped in Nuaoc Cham sauce.
What Is Pho and How Do You Make It?
Here's everything you need to know about this popular Vietnamese dish, including how to correctly pronounce it.
Vegetable Banh Mi
This vegetable banh mi for two stars quick-pickled vegetables and portobello mushrooms sauteed with fish sauce, sriracha, and five-spice. If you omit the fish sauce it's vegetarian.
Spicy Vietnamese Quick Pickled Vegetables
These quick pickled vegetables are traditionally served as a condiment for banh mi sandwiches, but they make a nice side for anything you'd normally pair with coleslaw, like fish and chips, BBQ, fish tacos, etc.
Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
Many Vietnamese dishes are perfect for hot weather. This simple noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, and more, topped with grilled shrimp. Tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce, it's a simple and satisfying dinner.
Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
Pound chicken thighs flat, marinate in a mixture of lemongrass, soy sauce, and fish sauce, and grill to get delicious, Vietnamese-style chicken.
Vietnamese Chicken and Long-Grain Rice Congee
Congee is a much overlooked soup and a comfort food of a lot of Asian peoples. This recipe is flavorful, light, and goes down real easy when you are feeling a little out of the weather. It looks harder than it actually is. I usually just throw things together, go away, and wander into the kitchen later to see if it's done.