Snacks

Ban chai hap xa (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Ban chai hap xa | Steamed langoustines with lemongrass

Lemongrass is widely used in Vietnamese cuisine. The lemony flavor gives shellfish a touch of freshness it needs. This very simple dish is made in a snap. With just a little water and a lemongrass stalk you can already prepare the perfect langoustines. Ingredients fresh langoustines without heads and claws […]

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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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So nuong mo hanh (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

So nuong mo hanh | Grilled mussels

Shellfish in a different way. Grilled in the oven (barbecue is even better), and one by one, covered with a delicious marinade with oyster sauce and tamarind. This marinade is delicious with all kinds of shellfish such as sea almonds, clams and mussels. This dish seems laborious but it is […]

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Goi xoai xanh (foto: Pho Vietnam © Kim Le Cao)

Goi xoai xanh | Green mango salad

Green mango has a sharp fruity sour and gives a tropical taste sensation. Mango combines well with dried squid or shrimp. Goi xoai xanh is especially popular with beer drinkers and the salad is often eaten at the Vietnamese drink gathering nhau. I almost always use the ready-to-eat dried squid, […]

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