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Questions tagged [vietnamese-cuisine]

Questions with this tag should be about traditional ingredients, preparations or dishes from Vietnam - such as bánh mì or phở. Questions about ingredients common to Vietnamese-style cooking, but which aren't about a specific Vietnamese dish, should not use this tag.

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What are the optimal simmering times for each stage of a traditional phở?

Several of my associates and I consider ourselves phở connoisseurs, of a sort, and one thing we've noticed is the drastic variation in the quality of the broth served at various establishments. The ...
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Are egg rolls supposed to be eaten with chopsticks or hands?

Are egg rolls, common in Asian restaurants, such as Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese (at least in America), supposed to be eaten with chopsticks or hands?
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What is the coating of this spring roll called, and how is it made?

I had these spring rolls at a restraunt, but as you can see the outside was quite different to the 'normal' spring rolls I usually see. The texture is light and crispy and looks 'stringy (but doesn't ...
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What gives Vietnamese Chicken the red tint?

A local oriental restaurant used to sell "Vietnamese Chicken", a hot plate dish of big chunks of chicken breast with onion and spices. The distinguishing feature of the dish was a deep red tint of the ...
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Why do Vietnamese dishes feature cut-up meat with the bone in?

Except pho, it seems most Vietnamese soups and similar dishes feature meat that is already cut up into bite-sized pieces. It would seem that this is a very nice way to have meat served because you ...
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What is yellow rock sugar, for pho?

I love pho and will soon try making it myself using an authentic Vietnamese recipe. I'm clear on all of the other ingredients and techniques, but "yellow rock sugar" has me stumped. Is this what the ...
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Can pho be served ice cold?

Is pho ever served ice cold similar to that of Korean mul-naengmyeon? If so, does it have a special name?
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Where does the Asian dish “sang choi bow” come from?

I'm currently travelling in Laos where my favourite local dish is called "larb" or "laap" (ລາບ in Lao, ลาบ in Thai). When I described it to my Australian friend he said it sounded like a dish that ...
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How to make Coconut/Chili Sauce (based on Photos) [closed]

This is a Vietnamese dish described in the menu as "Scampi with Coconut/Chili Sauce". Can anyone tell me what ingredients I would need to make this sauce at home? I enclose two different variants ...
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What is this Vietnamese Food?

Several years ago, I had a friend of Vietnamese descent. She went back to visit her home country and returned with gifts. I was given a box (possibly yellow) containing several foil-wrapped cubes or ...
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What is the English name of these sea snails?

What is the English name of sea snails sold in Vietnam that the Vietnamese labelled as Ốc bông & Ốc tỏi (Vietnamese)? Ốc bông Ốc tỏi
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Jalapeno condiment for pho

There is a little pho place right around the corner that I just love. They have condiments on the tables including what appear to be just fresh sliced jalapenos in vinegar. They don't seem to be ...
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Exactly which kind of cardamom should I use in pho (phở)?

I have been cooking pho for a while. Pho recipes differ from one another, but one of the most common spice ingredients is cardamom. Having looked at various sources, recipes, and Wiki pages, I feel ...
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What is the name and preparation style of this type of tofu?

I am looking for the name of and the preparation style of a type of "shredded tofu" found in Vietnamese vegetarian style garden/spring rolls. This is the style of roll I am talking about. Shredded ...
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What is vietnamese pho? What exactly does it consist of?

What exactly is pho? I know it's a type of vietnamese cuisine. What does a bowl of pho typically consist of? What are the bare requirements to consider it pho?
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Vietnamese burnt sugar beverage

A while ago we ate at a Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. We were given these nice burnt sugar-flavored beverages to drink, but unfortunately the staff did not speak fluent English ...
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Laotion (Thai/Viet) Style Sticky Rice, after making sticky rice do you knead the rice in something specific?

I have been trying to replicate some sticky rice that I ate during my childhood. I know you have to rinse the glutinous rice several times and let it soak for a good period of time. I then used my ...
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What is the difference between bún tươi and bún khô?

There are two versions of Vietnamese rice noodles available. I'd like to know what is the difference, if any. They seem almost identical. bún khô bún tươi
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Gas stove + Wok Vs. Induction top + Skillet

I have two questions regarding woks: Can I achieve close to the same result with an induction top and either a kettle or high edge frying pan, or is a wok pan and gas stove paramount to achieving a ...
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Vietnamese crunchy rice

I ate the best fried rice of my life in Vietnam. The thing that made it so good was these crunchy little bits. They were about the size of a regular grain or rice but they were very crunchy (more ...
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Can I use southeast asian fish sauce as a marinade?

I have been using Southeast Asian fish sauce ( its Vietnamese variant called "nước mắm" to be precise ) to marinade meat which I would then fry. From the narrow observation I made though the ...
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Making sauerkraut with fish sauce instead of salt?

Experimenting on an idea. So I can make the best Reuben. Making sauerkraut for the first time. Using a basic recipe, 1 head of cabbage(3lbs.) To 1 1/2 Tbl. Salt. + Aromatics Rid of surface bacteria,...
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Shelf life and preservation of Bánh chưng

It's Tết again and I'm about to buy this traditional Vietnamese delicacy. However, since I'm currently trying out a Joylent-only diet, I'll only be able to eat it after a couple of days. So my ...
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How do I make home-made Vietnamese or thai rice noodles?

In Vietnam, fresh noodles are easy to find, however in Australia, the nearest substitute seems to be plain (and dry) rice vermicelli noodles, which do not have the same flavour or texture, the fresh ...