Cua hap bia (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Cua hap bia | Crab steamed in beer

Ingredients 2 fresh crabs (about 1 kilo) 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp sesame oil ½ tsp salt ground pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed 180 ml beer 1 onion, cut into wedges 1 tomato, cut into wedges 1 red chili or bird’s eye […]

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Canh ca ngot (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Canh ca ngot | Sweet fish soup

Ingredients ½ kilo fish steaks, e.g. sea bass or sea bream (fish head included) 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges (cherry, pomodori or other types as well) 1 red chili, sliced 2 spring onions, chopped ½ onion (red and/or white), in rings or wedges cilantro, chopped (optional) ½ tsp salt 1 […]

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

Suon kho | Braised spareribs

Pork ribs in caramel sauce | Suon kho mauA traditional preparation method with the indispensable caramel sauce. Ingredients 250 g spare ribs, in small chunks 1 tbsp fish sauce ½ tbsp sugar 1 tablespoon caramel sauce black pepper ½ onion, cut into wedges splash of water Preparation Put the spare […]

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Com chien trung (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Com chien trung | Fried rice with eggs

IngredientsYou can omit the sugar. If you like the smoky smell of sesame oil, you can use it instead of regular oil. Be careful with the amount, because sesame oil can dominate fast. Depending on your use, you can choose to fry with chopped onions and garnish with spring onion and […]

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Ga kho gung (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Ga kho gung | Caramel ginger chicken

Ingredients 500 g chicken wings (with or without het wing tips) 1 onion, cut into wedges 1 garlic clove, crushed or minced 50 g ginger, sliced 1½ tsp sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp caramel sauce black pepper 125 ml of water Preparation Clean the chicken […]

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Canh ngot thit bam (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Canh ngot thit bam | Soup with minced meat

Ingredients 100 g minced pork ¼ onion, chopped pinch of salt ½ tsp sugar black pepper a bunch of leafy vegetables, 250 grams garnish: chopped cilantro and / or spring onion into rings Broth 750 ml of water ½ tsp salt ½ tbsp sugar 1 tbsp fish sauce black pepper […]

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Ot nhoi thit (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Ot ngot nhoi thit | Stuffed peppers

Ingredients 150 g pork steak and 250 g pork belly, in large chunks 1 garlic clove, chopped 1½ tbsp (brown) sugar ½ tsp salt 1 tsp fish sauce black pepper 2 red sweet peppers basic fish dipping sauce Nuoc cham Preparation Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Put the pork meat, […]

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Thit ba chi kho trung | Braised pork and eggs

Ingredients 250 g pork belly, in bite-size pieces ¼ onion into wedges and/or 1 minced clove of garlic (optional) 1 tbsp fish sauce ½ tbsp sugar ground black pepper 1 tbsp caramel sauce 125 ml of water (and/or coconut milk) 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled Preparation Marinate the pork belly […]

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Tom rim (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Tom rim | Caramel prawns

Ingredients 400 g large prawns, cleaned (with or without head)If very large shrimps, make a cut in the back so the flavors penetrate the shrimp well. 1 garlic clove, minced 1 onion, finely chopped 4 spring onions, cut into large chunks 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tbsp oyster sauce and / […]

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