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Chicken Salad with Mangosteen View Ingredients
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  • 500 g (1 lb + 1¾ oz) free-range chicken
  • 1 kg (2 lb + 3 oz) just-ripe mangosteens
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) Vietnamese mint and cinnamon basil leaves
  • 100 g (3½ oz) roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 2 chilis
  • 1 lime
  • 3 garlic bulbs
  • seasonings

Chicken Salad with Mangosteen (Gỏi Gà Măng…

Mangosteen is a highly-prized tropical fruit, and it is even nicknamed “Queen of the Fruits”. In Vietnam, mangosteen is caltivated in…

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Sautéed Kai-lan (Asian broccoli) with Garlic (Cải…

The kai-lan (Vietnamese: cải làn) is a common leaf vegetable in Lạng Sơn province but has been popularized in northern Vietnam.…

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Stir-fried-Female-Pumpkin-Flowers-with-Garlic View Ingredients
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  • 200 g (7 oz) female pumpkin/zucchini flowers
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Stir-fried Female Pumpkin Flowers with Garlic (Bí…

In Vietnamese, “bông bí“, which literally means “pumpkin flowers” (and sometimes zucchini flowers), are actually male flowers. And “bí nụ“, which…

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Pineapple heart salad with pork and shrimps View Ingredients
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  • 300 g (10½ oz) pineapple hearts
  • 200 g (7 oz) pork belly
  • 200 g (7 oz) fresh prawns
  • 30 g (1 oz) minced garlic
  • 30 g (1 oz) chopped chilis
  • 150 g (5¼ oz) carrots, julienned
  • 150 g (5¼ oz) cucumber, julienned or sliced into small
  • 30 g (1 oz) Vietnamese mint leaves (rau răm), sheared
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/2 ginger rhizome
  • 2 purple Asian shallots
  • 50ml lime juice

Pineapple Heart Salad (Gỏi Cù Hũ Khóm)

Pineapple heart or heart of pineapple (Vietnamese: củ hủ khóm) is the inner core of a pineapple plant, which is similar…

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fried corn kernels in butter View Ingredients
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  • 400 g (14 oz) sweet corn kernels
  • 1 small packet (about 150 g) crispy flour
  • 1 egg
  • 28 g (1 oz) unsalted butter
  • granule seasoning, cooking oil, pure salt

Fried Corn in Butter (Ngô Chiên Bơ)

This is a snack dish originated from northern Vietnam where it is called ngô chiên (fried corn), despite the fact the…

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beef stir-fried with Telosma cordata flowers View Ingredients
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  • 150 g (5¼ oz) beef, sliced against the grain
  • 300 g (10½ oz ) Tonkin jasmine flower buds
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • seasonings: granule seasoning, fish sauce, black pepper, cooking oil, oyster sauce, sesame oil

Stir-fried Beef With Tonkin Jasmine (Bò Xào…

Stir-frying beef together with Tonkin jasmine flowers is a common way of cooking in Vietnam. Tonkin jasmine (Telosma cordata, Vietnamese: thiên…

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