Rice and Noodles

Chicken pho View Ingredients
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  • 1 whole free-range chicken, 1.5-2 kg (≈ 4 lbs)
  • 1 - 1.5 kg (≈ 3 lbs) fresh or dried pho noodle
  • 1 onion, roasted
  • 4 dried Asian purple shallots, roasted
  • 1 ginger rhizome
  • 3-4 chilis
  • coriander leaves, rinsed, half chiffonaded, and some saves for garnishing
  • lime leaves, rinsed, sliced into thin threads
  • scallions, green parts chopped, white parts sliced into flat strips or shredded
  • broth spices: star anise, cinnamon sticks, coriander seeds
  • seasonings: salt, black pepper, fish sauce, msg, lime juice

Chicken Pho (Phở Gà)

Chicken pho is a popular Vietnamese specialty. It is a fragrant chicken noodle soup with cinnamon, star anise, clear and naturally…

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Lettuce Rolls with Rice Wine Lees View Ingredients
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  • 250 g (≈9 oz) fresh shrimps, peeled, deveined
  • 200 g (7 oz) pork belly, cut into strips
  • 100 g (3½ oz) Vietnamese sausages, sliced into thin flat strips (OPTIONAL)
  • 300 g (≈10 oz) fresh ultra-soft rice noodle
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole-grain rice wine lees
  • 1-2 tablespoons cane syrup or molasses
  • leafy lettuce
  • a few scallion green parts, poached
  • 3-4 ginger slices
  • dipping sauce: fish sauce, water, minced chili, minced garlic, sugar, water bug essence

Lettuce Rolls with Rice Wine Lees (Diếp…

This type of rolls is originated in Hà Nội, and is often consumed during summer. The so-called rice-wine lees or vinegar…

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Vietnamese rice balls with sesame salt View Ingredients
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  • 500 g (1 lb + 1¾ oz) short-grain rice, cooked
  • 100 g (3½ oz) roasted peanuts, crushed
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) roasted white sesame seeds
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vietnamese sausage slices, pork floss (optional)

Rice Balls with Sesame Salt (Cơm Nắm…

This Vietnamese dish used to be a rustic food during hard times, and quite popular in northern Vietnam. A condiment made…

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bun suong noodle soup View Ingredients
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  • 2 kg (about 4½ lbs) pork shank bones
  • 6 or 12 fresh tiger river prawns, peeled, rinsed with rice wine, marinated with some fish sauce and minced garlic and shallot for 10 mins
  • 500 g (1 lb + 1¾ oz) minced prawn or shrimp, marinated with some salt, refridgerated for 1 hour
  • 200 g (7 oz) dried prawns (or dried cuttlefish), pounded
  • 500 g (1 lb + 1¾ oz) boneless pork hocks
  • 3 kg (about 6½ lbs) freshly-made bún noodle (rice vermicelli)
  • 3 daikon radish tubers, peeled, rinsed, and sliced into thick coins
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Asian shallots, peeled, crushed
  • 1 Asian shallot bulb, peeled, minced
  • 1 cayenne pepper, sliced
  • some tapioca starch
  • 3 spring onion white parts, minced
  • 3 spring onion green parts for garnishings, chopped
  • seasonings and dipping sauce: cooking oil, sugar, black pepper, granule seasoning, whole grain soy paste, tamarind pate

Prawn Strips Noodle Soup (Bún Suông)

This Vietnamese noodle soup dish is called “bún suông” and it is originated from Trà Vinh province (in southwestern Vietnam). Etymologically,…

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Stone Crab Noodle Soup (Bún Cù Kỳ) View Ingredients
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  • 300 g (10½ oz) stone crabs, claws separated
  • 300 g (10½ oz) mantis shrimps
  • 1 kg (2 lb + 3¼ oz) freshly-made bún noodle
  • 4 tomatoes, wedged
  • 1 ginger piece, crushed
  • 2 spring onion stalks
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 purple Asian shallots, minced
  • 2 sawtooth coriander stalks
  • 4 fried bean curds (tofu), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 300 g (10½ oz) greens, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • common seasonings

Stone Crab Noodle Soup (Bún Cù Kỳ)

The stone crab or thunder crab is a small crab species with big and hard claws. It lives in rock crevices,…

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mantis shrimp noodle soup View Ingredients
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  • 500 g (1 lb + 1¾ oz) fresh mantis shrimps or peeled mantis shrimps
  • 1 kg (2 lb + 3¼ oz) freshly-made bún noodle
  • 4 tomatoes, wedged
  • 1 ginger piece, crushed
  • 2 spring onion stalks
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 purple Asian shallots, crushed
  • 2 sawtooth coriander stalks
  • 4 fried bean curds (tofu), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 300 g (10½ oz) vegetables (morning glory, lettuce, banana blossoms, and some herbs)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • common seasonings

Mantis Shrimp Noodle Soup (Bún Bề Bề)

Mantis shrimps are very popular in Vietnam, where they care called “bề bề” in Northern dialect, and “tôm tít” in Southern…

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