RECIPES - Vietnamese

Vietnamese cuisine combines the freshest vegetables, meat and seafood to produce some of the most delectable dishes. A strong Indochinese influence with a touch of French flair, Vietnam has, over the years, perfected the art of noodles, salads and soups along wuth grilled meat, sandwiches and rice dishes. Vietnamese food is all about being traditional and staying true to authentic tastes and flavours including the quintessential fish sauce. To master Vietnamese food is to understand how to respect the ingredients and cook them properly. To help you become a master of Vietnamese food, we have collected the best recipes, which show you how to make the perfect pho, braised pork and easy-to-make rice paper rolls right in your own home.
Bun Cha (Hanoi Style Rice Vermicelli With Grilled Pork)

Bun Cha (Hanoi Style Rice Vermicelli With Grilled Pork)

Bun Cha is a light and refreshing dish that is made out of noodles (bun), pork patties (cha) and thin pork slices. Bun Cha is originated from Hanoi and it is also one of the most popular dishes in Hanoi. Instead of mixing the sauce into the noodles together with the meat, the meat is separated from the noodles. The meat sits in the dipping sauce which has a slightly sweet taste. You pick some noodles with your chopsticks and dunk it into the dipping sauce and then eat with the pork and Vietnamese herbs.

Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Pho is an extremely popular dish in Australia, and it’s no wonder why- the meltingly tender beef cooked in light yet aromatic stock, balanced by a healthy amount of fresh Asian herbs, makes for a hearty meal. Recreate authentic Vietnamese pho within the comforts of your home today!

    Tip: Prepare stock in advance to save time.

Tom Rim (Caramel Prawns)

Tom Rim (Caramel Prawns)

With a mix of rich and intense flavours, Tom Rim is a popular dish amongst Vietnamese households. It is savoury, salty and sweet, making it the perfect complement to steamed rice and vegetables.

Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodles)

Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodles)

A popular Vietnamese dish that is usually served like a salad with freshly barbecued meat. Thịt nuong literally means baked or barbecued meat, and the meat is always pork. Bun means noodles, and for this dish it’s a rice vermicelli noodle which is sold in small packages as dried rice sticks. Bun thit nuong is a refreshing bowl of vermicelli noodles topped with flavourful grilled pork marinated in fish sauce, shallots, garlic, sugar, and mixed with mint leaves, bean sprouts, peanuts and other crunchy vegetables. It is then filled with generous nuoc cham sauce which completes the dish with sweet and sour flavours. With so much fresh flavours, it’s definitely a winner at home or entertaining friends.

Ca Kho Dua (Caramelised Fish in Young Coconut Juice)

Ca Kho Dua (Caramelised Fish in Young Coconut Juice)

Ca Kho Dua is a common Vietnamese dish of braised marinated fish coated with caramelised palm sugar. This dish is complemented by a pork belly, which adds depth to this irresistible sweet, spicy and savoury combination.

Ga Xao Ca Ot (Lemongrass Chilli Chicken)

Ga Xao Ca Ot (Lemongrass Chilli Chicken)

Looking for a tasty weeknight meal for the family that you can prepare in the midst of a busy schedule? Try out this Lemongrass Chilli Chicken recipe, which doesn’t take long to cook, and can be marinated ahead to save on preparation time. Best served with rice and a refreshing salad or just chopped up cucumber and tomatoes.

Banh Cuon (Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls)

Banh Cuon (Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls)

Tender and chewy rice-flour crêpes filled with tasty pork and mushrooms, and topped with fried shallots. Once you’ve tried this Vietnamese staple, you’ll find yourself making these over and over again.

Bun Rieu (Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup)

Bun Rieu (Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup)

There’s more to Vietnamese noodles than Pho! Also known as Vietnamese crab noodle soup, Bun Rieu is a medley of diverse ingredients that lends it a unique flavour that is both rich and complex. It is often distinguished by its distinctive red hue – achieved by briefly sautéing the tomatoes before adding them to the soup.

Bun Cha Hanoi with Light Fish Sauce and Pickled Carrot and Papaya

Bun Cha Hanoi with Light Fish Sauce and Pickled Carrot and P ...

A melange of fresh herbs with the goodness of pickled papaya and carrot in this dish is sure to make you hungry.

Banh Xeo (Sizzling Saigon Crepes) with Nuoc Cham Sauce

Banh Xeo (Sizzling Saigon Crepes) with Nuoc Cham Sauce

Delicious and filling these Banh Xeo crepes are what you need on a weekend for lunch. You can also try a vegetarian filling sans the pork and shrimp.

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