Rice table

Gan ga sup lo | Kippenlevertjes met bloemkool

For lunch I like to eat a Surinamese sandwich with chicken livers, pickled cucumber and sambal. There are plenty of applications with chicken livers. Not everyone likes them. This is a dish that my mother sometimes makes for a rice table. Just simple and tasty. Ingredients 350 g chicken livers […]

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Goi ga (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Goi ga | Chicken salad

Goi ga is a delicious chicken salad and typical Vietnamese. Due to the spicy and peppery flavor of Vietnamese coriander Rau ram and the ginger dressing, this dish gets its authentic taste with a fresh, tropical scent. However, some people won’t like Rau ram. For some taste buds it will […]

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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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Bo tai chanh (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Bo tai chanh | Carpaccio in citroen

Just say ‘raw beef with lemon juice’ and it makes my mouth water. Actually, you can do little wrong with that fusion and only something divine can emerge out of it. The Vietnamese have created something extraterrestrial, Bo tai chanh. Literally translated as ‘raw beef with lemon’. An excellent starting […]

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Ga ro ti (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Ga ro ti | Grilled chicken in five spice powder

Ga nuong ngu vi huong, grilled chicken with five spice powder is sometimes called Ga ro ti. ‘Ro ti’ refers to ‘rotisserie’, grilling or roasting. Chinese five spice powder is not used commonly in Vietnamese cuisine. This mixture can consist of clove, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, ginger, coriander and Sichuan […]

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Canh mong toi (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Canh mong toi | Spinach soup with dried shrimps

Mong toi is the name of Asian spinach whose firm structure most resembles wild spinach. In English it is called malabar or ceylon spinach and in Chinese saan choy or poi choy. Canh mong toi is a very simple and nostalgic dish with an overwhelming umami flavor content. Traditionally, this […]

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