Xa xiu (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Xa xiu, Chinese roast pork

Xa xiu is een Chinees gerecht van geroosterd of gebarbecued varkensvlees met een typisch rood kleurtje, vandaar ‘roast red pork’. De Chinese benaming voor het gerecht varieert van char siu, char siew tot cha siu. Het is maar net in welk Chinees of Surinaams restaurant of eethuis je de menukaart […]

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Cha ca Ha Noi (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Cha ca Ha Noi | Hanoi Kurkuma fish with dill

This recipe I call for convenience Cha ca Ha Noi because the name ‘Cha ca’ can cause confusion. The word ‘cha ca’ actually means fish cakes, but Cha ca Ha Noi has nothing to do with fish cakes, we’re talking about grilled fish here. Most people know the dish as […]

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Mi Quang (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Mi Quang | Quang noodles

Mi Quang comes from central Vietnam in Quang Nam province, where among other things the tourist attraction Hoi An is sited. It’s a fairly simple noodle dish to make, and again by adding and omitting, this dish stands all by itself. The yellow noodles are the only distinctive addition to […]

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Ca ri ga (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Ca ri ga | Chicken curry

The Hindu influences of the Champa and the Khmer, that ruled between the 2nd and 10th centuries respectively in the central and southern part of Vietnam, introduced curry in Vietnamese cuisine. This dish is like the chicken curry in all other countries a classic dish. In the past my mother […]

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Nem nuong (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Nem nuong | Grilled pork patties

This is yet another overwhelming dish that brings me back to Nha Trang where I’ve had the best Nem nuong, which is not surprising because the dish finds its origing in this coastal town. You can get this dish in whole Vietnam, but it is sometimes unrecognizable because of the […]

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

Bo kho | Beef stew

Bo kho is a surprising stew served in 3 ways. The origin of the stew lies in northern Vietnam, where it is eaten for breakfast. In central Vietnam Bo kho is served as a noodle, and in South Vietnam fresh bread is dipped in the sauce. These three ways make […]

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Bo nhung dam (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Bo nhung dam | Beef vinegar fondue

Bo nhung dam is a popular and classic fondue dish because of the pleasant way of eating and putting together your favorite mix of meat, vegetables and sauces. Although the name suggests that only beef (bo) is served, you can add all kinds of meat in this dish, usually shrimp […]

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Bun rieu (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Bun rieu | Crab and shrimp noodle soup

This noodle soup is pretty easy to make and therefore already worth to try. The easiest way is of course using stock cubes and canned crab, but if you have the time fresh ingredients are of course the best. The shrimp paste will possibly be at once disapproval, but try […]

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