Vietnamese Home Cooking

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From fresh spring rolls and banana flower salad to lau, Vietnam's native fondue, Vietnamese Home Cooking will show you how to bring the refreshing, healthy cuisine of this beautiful land into your own home. Simple step-by-step instructions, a helpful guide to Vietnamese ingredients, and explanations of cooking techniques are complemented by beautiful photographs and tips on serving and etiquette. Recipes include spring rolls, salads, soups, vegetables, rice, noodles, meats, sauces, and more. This invaluable book ...

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Overview

From fresh spring rolls and banana flower salad to lau, Vietnam's native fondue, Vietnamese Home Cooking will show you how to bring the refreshing, healthy cuisine of this beautiful land into your own home. Simple step-by-step instructions, a helpful guide to Vietnamese ingredients, and explanations of cooking techniques are complemented by beautiful photographs and tips on serving and etiquette. Recipes include spring rolls, salads, soups, vegetables, rice, noodles, meats, sauces, and more. This invaluable book contains all the information yo need to cook a Vietnamese meal at home.

Author Bio:

Globetrotting Gourmet Robert Carmack is a highly acclaimed television food stylist, writer, and holder of a coveted Grand Diplome from La Varenne in France. He contributed to Time-Life&#39s celebrated The Good Cook series and is the author of Fondue in Periplus&#39s Essential Kitchen series, as well as Thai Home Cooking. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794650124
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Series: Essential Asian Kitchen Ser.
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Equipment 16
Step-by-step how to prepare a brazier
Step-by-step how to season a new work
Ingredients 20
Step-by-step techniques 32
Step-by-step preparing noodles
Preparing rice noodles
Preparing dried rice noodles
Preparing cellophane noodles
Step-by-step preparing rice paper sheets: Quick treatment for spring rolls
Step-by-step making fresh spring rolls
Step-by-step making fried spring rolls
Appetizers and spring rolls 38
Fresh spring rolls with shrimp (Nem cuon song/Goi cuon), Variations
With pork
Vegetarian (Goi cuon dau hu)
Fried spring rolls (Nem ran Ha noi/Cha gio)
Fried crab nems (Nem cua be/Cha gio cua be)
Sugarcane shrimp (Tom bao mia/Chao tom), Variation: In rice paper rolls
Grilled beef wrapped in leaves (Bo nuong la lot)
Pork omelet roll (Trung hap van)
Silky pork sausage (Gio lua/Cha lua)
Salads 50
Table greens (Rau song/Rau thom), Variation: Soup herbs
Chicken salad with herbs (Nom ga xe)
Banana flower salad (Nom hoa chuoi)
Green papaya salad with beef (Nom bo kho)
Lobster salad (Xa lat tom hum)
Seaweed salad (Nom rau cau)
Soups 62
Sour shrimp soup (Canh tom chua), Variation: With fish
Tart fish soup with turmeric (Canh ca chua)
Spicy crab and rice noodle soup (Canh banh da cua)
Crab and asparagus soup (Sup cua mang xanh Da Lat)
Chicken and rice soup (Chao ga), Variation: With fish
Rice and noodle dishes 70
Metropole fried rice (Com rang Metropole)
Shrimp fried rice, Hue style (Com Hue)
Steamed rice in lotus parcels (Com rang hat sen)
Fried glass noodles with fish or eel (Mien xao luon)
Pork and noodles in broth (Bun bung)
Pho noodle soup with beef (Pho bo), Variation: Pho with chicken (Pho ga)
Main dishes 80
Fried shrimp with orange sauce (Tom ran xot cam)
Sauteed squid with leeks (Muc xao toi tay)
Grilled lobster tails with rougail sauce (Tom hum nuong xot cay)
Step-by-step beef braised in rice wine (Bo xot vang)
Cha ca fish with turmeric (Cha ca la vong)
Braised pork with young coconut (Lon kho nuoc dua)
Step-by-step braised duck with pineapple (Vit nau dua), Variation: Braised duck with orange
Hanoi bun cha (Bun cha)
Sizzling coconut crepes (Banh xeo)
Step-by-step preparing a fire pot or steamboat
Sour steamboat lau (Bo nhung dam)
Hanoi fire pot (Lau thap cam)
Sweets 102
Ginger and lychee granita (Kem trai vai voi gung)
Sweet black bean "soup" (Che dau den)
Sweet gingered rice (Che con ong)
Sweet mung bean cake with sesame (Che kho)
Beverages 108
Fresh lemon or lime soda (Nuoc chanh da/soda chanh)
Sugar syrup (Nuoc duong), Variation: Vanilla sugar syrup
Lemongrass tea (Che sa/tra sa), Variation: Iced lemongrass tea (Che sa da/Tra sa da)
Soy milk (Sua dau nanh)
Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca-phe den da), Variations
With sweetened milk
With cinnamon
Sauces, stocks and basics 114
Bean sauce (Nuoc tuong/Tuong goi cuon)
Simple fish sauce (Nuoc mam)
Nuoc cham sauce
Nuoc cham nem sauce
Fermented shrimp dipping sauce (Nuoc mam tom/Nuoc mam ruoc)
Chicken stock (Nuoc dung ga), Stock variations
Enriched meat
Beef
Quick seafood
Fish
Coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut water (Nuoc cot dua/Sua dua/Nuoc dua)
Step-by-step steamed rice (Com)
Step-by-step thin flat omelets (Trung trang mong)
Glossary 122
Index 125
Guide to weights and measures 128
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