Noodles

Een kom Pho (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Pho, Vietnam in a bowl

Pho is the national dish of Vietnam. The name of the dish sometimes carries the base of the broth to indicate which variant is meant. The two best known are Pho bo (beef), and Pho ga (chicken). Often the word Pho is used alone, referred to the original version Pho […]

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Banh canh cha ca | Udon noodles soup with fish cake

This noodle uses Japanese udon noodles. There are many variants of Banh Canh because you can vary endlessly with the broth and meats. Japanese udon noodles are made from wheat flour, Vietnamese noodles are made from tapioca and rice flour. It does not matter whether you use the Japanese or […]

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Ca kho (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Ca kho | Caramelized fish

A classic dish that makes me homesick. Caramelizing fish is a technique that my mother control like no other. Hence, the many requests from family and friends to treat them with a pan Ca kho. How often my mother explains the caramelizing technique to others, still everyone again wants this […]

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Cha gio met Chinese vel (foto: Kim Le Cao © Pho Vietnam)

Cha gio | Vietnamese fried spring rolls

The Netherlands was first introduced to the Vietnamese cuisine through the so-called Vietnamese fried spring rolls. They are delicious but not ‘really’ Vietnamese. The ‘real’ Vietnamese fried spring rolls are made with rice paper. View the article This is not a spring roll for the story behind the Vietnamese spring […]

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Rijstnoedels (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Noodles and vermicelli

Noodle soups are among the specialties of Vietnamese cuisine, each of which requires a different type of noodle. There are stir-fries, salads, fondues and rice dishes which uses noodles. Flat and round shapes, large and small sizes. The dishes get, depending on the type of the noodle, the words Bun, […]

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Cao lau (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Cao lau | Cao lau noodles

Hoi An is a historic town in central Vietnam which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The former harbor town of the Champa kingdom is a blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European influences. Despite the fragile wooden architecture and the long contiguous war in Vietnam the city […]

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