These Summer Rolls Are Easier to Make than You ThinkRecipes
Summer rolls, also known as fresh spring rolls, are one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. They are made from rice paper wrappers rolled around fresh crunchy vegetables partnered with cold proteins, fresh herbs, and sometimes noodles. Gỏi cuốn are Vietnamese in origin (along with chả giò, which are fried spring rolls) but there are countless variations of fillings made with an assortment of veggies and proteins.Summer rolls are also easy to make at home!
Apr 4, 2024
This 3-Ingredient Vietnamese Sauce Makes Roasted Brussels Sprouts So Much BetterRecipes
The perfect sauce does exist.
Oct 19, 2023
These Garlic Noodles Take Hardly Any Effort and Have So Much FlavorRecipes
They cook in less than 10 minutes!
Oct 11, 2023
Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and GreensRecipes
Congee, jook, okayu. Asian-style rice porridge has many names and countless variations, but in every instance it is a simple, comforting dish for breakfast or any time of day. This extra nutritious version includes brown rice, shiitake mushroomsginger. I grew up with the Vietnamese version, called cháo, which my parents made using white rice and lots of water in a big, simmering pot. (It can also be made in a rice cooker or slow cooker.
Aug 31, 2023
Che Bap (Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding)Recipes
One of my most enduring childhood memories is watching my bà nội, or grandmother, shaving corn – the clean, confident stroke of her knife, and the tumble of sweet, juicy kernels released from the cob. If we were lucky, she’d stir the kernels into a pot of coconut milk with tapioca pearls to make chè, a delectable Vietnamese pudding. I can think of few better treats than chè on a summer afternoon.
Aug 28, 2023
Better Than It Sounds: Vietnamese Egg Soda (Soda Sua Hot Ga)Recipes
You’ve heard, perhaps, of raw eggs in cocktails (Ramos gin fizz, eggnog), but in soda?! Yes, and it’s better than it sounds. Soda sữa hột gà, or Vietnamese egg soda, may seem odd, but it’s surprisingly refreshing. Made from egg yolk, sweetened condensed milk, and club soda, it tastes like a rich, custardy ice cream soda.
Aug 23, 2023
Instant Pot Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)Recipes
The hot broth, brown-orange like a fall wreath, is studded with bold flavors.
Aug 17, 2023
These Grilled Pork Chops Will Transport You Straight to VietnamRecipes
They’re juicy, caramelized, and super savory.
Jul 25, 2023
Vietnamese-Inspired Rice CrispsRecipes
Sometimes, in the midst of cooking, a what if? can lead you towards an entirely new path. That’s what happened when I set out to make Vietnamese summer rolls wrapped in sheets of rice paper. “Can you fry rice paper?” my partner wondered as he eyed the translucent round sheets. “Let’s experiment,” I gamely replied.
Jun 30, 2023
This Vietnamese Chicken Salad Is One of My Favorite Easy Summer SuppersRecipes
Gỏi gà is fresh and tangy and everything I want to eat right now.
Jun 8, 2023
This Vietnamese Coffee Is My New Go-To Morning Brew (and It Packs a Punch!)Groceries
Bold, delicious, and highly caffeinated!
Sep 29, 2022
Have You Tried Corn Juice? You Should!Skills
Want another way to enjoy that glorious summer corn? How about a cool, sweet glass of corn juice! Many cultures have corn-based drinks, from Central American atol de elote to Peruvian chicha morada. Corn juice or corn milk is also popular in Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam, where it might be served plain or mixed with milk or sugar. I find that homemade corn juice rarely needs anything extra — it’s naturally sweet and creamy, yet delicate.
Sep 19, 2022
A Visual Guide to 10 Varieties of Asian GreensSkills
I love the vegetable section in Asian grocery stores because there are so many greens to choose from, especially when I’m tired of kale and chard. But for those who haven’t cooked a lot with Asian greens, the produce aisle might be a bit overwhelming, especially since the greens can go by multiple names. As with most greens, Asian greens can be steamed, stir-fried, stewed, braised, chopped, and cooked in dumplings or soups. Some of these can even be served raw in salads!
Sep 6, 2022
How To Make Vietnamese Beef Noodle PhoRecipes
Beef pho feels like a restaurant staple, but it's not actually all that hard to make a quick homemade version.
Aug 7, 2022
I Found *the* Most Perfect Gift for All the Coffee Lovers on My List — and It’s On Major Sale Right Now
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There's nothing better than the gift of great coffee.
Feb 18, 2022
Black Pepper Fish Sauce CaramelRecipes
This sauce, which is directly inspired by Vietnamese Nước Màu, tastes great with vegetables, noodles, fish, and more.
Jan 28, 2022
My Sweet Candied Citrus (Mứt) Offering for TếtRecipes
Ring in the Vietnamese new year with sparkly coins of Meyer lemon peel kicked up with hot chilies and licorice.
Jan 26, 2022
The Crispy Vietnamese Chả Giò That Welcomes Us HomeRecipes
It's the one favorite dish everyone looks forward to.
Jan 26, 2022
The Quiet Joy of Xôi Gấc (Red Sticky Rice)Recipes
This easy, humble dish is an integral part of my New Year's celebration.
Jan 26, 2022
7 Groceries My Vietnamese Grandma Always Has on HandGroceries
Including a shredded dried pork that brings one grandma back to her youth!
Oct 30, 2021
My Grandmother’s Vietnamese Corn with Scallion Oil Tastes Like the Best Parts of Summer
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The oil's sweet-and-salty richness is endlessly versatile, making it my new favorite condiment — especially when paired with fresh corn.
Sep 1, 2021
Garlic Noodles with Mushrooms and Broccolini Will Become a Weeknight Staple Recipes
If you adore the creamy savoriness of fettuccine Alfredo, consider adding Vietnamese garlic noodles to your repertoire.
Aug 26, 2021
This Vietnamese-Inspired Marinade Is Packed with Sweet, Salty, and Sour FlavorsRecipes
It's the instant flavor-booster you need.
Jun 27, 2021
Andrea Nguyen's Spicy Sweet Pomegranate Tofu Is a Saucy Weeknight FavoriteRecipes
In Andrea Nguyen’s Vietnamese Food Any Day, she shares this earthy, tangy main dish with tofu, soy sauce, and vegetables.
Jun 22, 2021
Andrea Nguyen’s Shrimp on Coconut Caramel Sauce Is Savory-Sweet Comfort FoodRecipes
In Andrea Nguyen’s Vietnamese Food Any Day, she shares a shrimp recipe from southern Vietnam, a region where cooks use coconut milk and coconut water for a sunny array of dishes.
Jun 22, 2021
Andrea Nguyen's Vietnamese Iced Coffee Is the Sweetest Pick-Me-Up
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It's a delicious heart thumper.
Jun 22, 2021
Emily’s Midsummer Celebration, Vietnamese-Style Dream Dinner PartyKitchen
Last night I realized that, for the first time in my adult life, I will be moving into an apartment with a real dining room. This is big news! I’m saying farewell to coffee table dining and crowded potlucks and hello to proper dinner parties. So, while I share my fellow Kitchn writers’ love of outdoor parties, I’m dreaming of the first dinner party inside my new home…The Scene: Of course, by “proper” dinner party I don’t mean staid or complicated.
Jul 16, 2020
Instant Pot Magic: Transform Pork Tenderloin Into Bahn Mi SandwichesRecipes
Tangy, crunchy, and extra-quick, thanks to the Instant Pot.
Mar 4, 2020
Chicken and Celery Rice Is a Humble but Mighty Meal Recipes
Andrea Nguyen, author of Vietnamese Food Any Day, says this recipe is about her experience as a refugee in California.
Feb 4, 2020
Recipe: Easy Lemongrass Grilled ChickenRecipes
Grill just once and use the chicken in whatever you feel like.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Vegetarian Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Crêpes)Recipes
Have you ever had bánh xèo? These sizzling, chewy, crispy Vietnamese crêpes are made from rice flour, coconut milk, and turmeric – which gives them that brilliant yellow color – and are surprisingly easy to cook at home.For years, I feared making bánh xèo (pronounced bahn say-oh) because the memory of my grandmother’s was so strong and perfect. No restaurant version could ever approximate hers and certainly my homemade versions wouldn’t, either!
Jan 22, 2020
Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad Spring RollsRecipes
Take the ingredients for Chinese chicken salad and stuff them into colorful, fresh rolls that are perfect for spring.
Jan 21, 2020
From Ajiaco to Za’atar: Around the World in 30 SoupsSkills
We've teamed up with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globe-trotting adventure highlighting soups from across the globe.
Dec 3, 2019
Recipe: Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)Recipes
The Vietnamese noodle soup is surprisingly simple to make at home.
Nov 8, 2019
This Crispy, Crunchy Noodle Bowl with Meatballs Is Supremely RefreshingRecipes
Ken Concepcion and Michelle Mungcal, owners of L.A.’s Now Serving cookbook and culinary shop love this recipe because it lets them use all the bounty from California farmers markets.
Aug 1, 2019
How To Make Pho: The Best Method for Most Home CooksRecipes
While making pho at home might seem like a complex task, in its most pure form, it is nothing more than a beautiful broth, supple noodles, and the toppings you choose to add.
Jul 30, 2019
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for PhoSkills
In addition to the rich broth, the most satisfying element of beef pho is the meat layered in the bowl before serving. Added raw, the thin strips of beef are cooked when the boiling broth is ladled into the bowl. Choose wisely, though, because not just any cuts of beef will do. These inexpensive cuts of beef celebrate pho’s humble roots, bring just the right blend of fat and flavor, and are, most importantly, quick to cook in the broth.
Jun 8, 2019
Shop Your Soup: A Grocery List for Making the Best Beef Pho at HomeSkills
We live in a time when most grocers have at least one aisle dedicated to internationally sourced ingredients, and we can get hard-to-find ingredients delivered to our front doors with ease. So you’d probably be successful at tracking down most of the ingredients you need for traditional beef pho between those two sources, but I urge you to make a visit to your local Asian grocer before beginning your pho journey. If you want to try out pho at home, here’s what you’ll need.
Jun 5, 2019
How Fish Sauce Is Made: A Visit With a Fish Sauce Maker in Sa Chau, VietnamSkills
Who: Vu Thi Hoa and Vu Van Hai What: Fish sauce Where: Sa Chau, Vietnam Vu Van Hai makes fish sauce in the yard of his house. Urns of finished sauce line up next to vats of aging fish, baskets for straining the liquid out of the fish, and ceramic bowls for separating out the good stuff. When it comes to fish sauce, it doesn’t get any more authentic than this. Mr. Hai’s setup is common in Sa Chau, Vietnam. The small coastal town has a deep history of making fish sauce.
May 30, 2019
When Everyone In the Village Makes Fish Sauce: A Profile of Sa Chau, VietnamPeople
Who: The village of Sa Chau What: Fish sauce Where: Sa Chau, Nam Dinh, Vietnam In Vietnam, it’s common for entire villages to be occupied in making one thing. Bat Trang village makes pottery. Chuong village makes the famous conical hats called “non.” Phu Do is the home of rice noodles. And, as we saw yesterday in a profile of fish sauce makers Vu Thi Hoa and Vu Van Hai, Sa Chau, a small town off the coast of northern Vietnam, makes fish sauce.
May 30, 2019
Five Expert Tips For Choosing the Best Fish SauceGroceries
Now that you know all about how fish sauce is traditionally made, how do you pick a bottle from all of the many options at your local Asian market? I talked to Mr. Hai, an expert fish sauce maker in Sa Chau, Vietnam to get his take. As it turns out, fish sauce is a very personal thing. It can be salty, sweet, fishy, nutty, and stinky, and it’s all about what you prefer. So next time you’re at the Asian market, keep these tips in mind to choose the bottle you take home.
May 30, 2019
Visit the Ancient Village of Bat Trang, Vietnam, Where Everyone Makes PotteryKitchen
Who: The pottery-making experts of Bat Trang Village What: Ceramics Where: Bat Trang, Hanoi, Vietnam Everything about Bat Trang village is an extreme. Lots of places have old towns, yes, but Bat Trang village is ancient. It’s not just a place where pottery is made – the entire village makes pottery. And they’re not just good at making pottery — they practically invented it.
May 30, 2019
How Pottery Is Made in Bat Trang, VietnamKitchen
Who: Nguyen Van Binh What: Pottery Where: Bat Trang, Hanoi, Vietnam The village of Bat Trang in Vietnam, is known for its intricate lotus tea sets, blue and white dragonfly bowls, and durable, beautiful dishes. Bat Trang just might be Vietnam’s most famous ancient craft village, and its handmade ceramics can be found in stores globally, including IKEA, Target, and 10,000 Villages. You’ve explored Bat Trang itself. But just how is its pottery made?
May 30, 2019
The Ceramics of Bat Trang, VietnamKitchen
Who: The pottery makers of Bat Trang village What: Ceramics Where: Bat Trang, Hanoi, Vietnam The village of Bat Trang, Vietnam, may feel like a small town, but don’t let its size fool you: its small workshops pack a serious pottery punch. We’ve explored the village itself, and looked at the process used to create its wares. Let’s take a closer look at the beautiful handcrafted ceramics themselves made by Bat Trang’s expert potters. You may recognize something you own!
May 30, 2019
The Ingenious Way That Tofu Is Made in VietnamPeople
Who: Hoang Tra My and Chuong Sy Chi What: Vietnamese tofu Where: Mo village in southeastern Hanoi, Vietnam In the southeast of Hanoi, not too far from the banks of the Red River, there’s a little village famous for its tofu. Bags of soybeans grown in Russia, the U.S,, and China come in, and wrinkly blocks of rich, flavorful tofu leave by the wide-mouthed basketful for restaurants, wet markets, and street corners around the city.
May 30, 2019
4 Things I’ve Learned About Tofu While Living in VietnamPeople
What: Vietnamese tofu Where: Mo village in southeastern Hanoi, Vietnam Read the first post: The Ingenious Way That Tofu Is Made in Vietnam Tofu seems to get a bad rap in the Western world. People see it as a pitiful meat substitute reserved for sallow-skinned vegetarians, who must be lacking nutrition and other options to eat mushy white tastelessness. I hate to admit it, but even as a vegetarian, I kind of agreed with them, because I didn’t know how to cook it.
May 30, 2019
4 Reasons You Should Make Your Own TofuPeople
What: Vietnamese tofu Where: Mo village in southeastern Hanoi, Vietnam Read the series → Part One and Part Two Hoang Tra My has eaten tofu every day since she married into a tofu-making family 27 years ago, and she hasn’t gotten sick of it yet. Tofu is a versatile and delicious high-protein food that can be made from just three ingredients. Here are four reasons you should try to make your own tofu at home.
May 30, 2019
A “Bún” for Food Lovers: How Vietnamese Fresh Rice Noodles Are MadePeople
Who: Mach Thi Hien and Ng Tun Tam What: Bún, Vietnamese rice vermicelli noodles Where: Phú Đô village in southwest Hanoi In Hanoi, food is typically named based on the form of rice it’s served with: cơm for simple steamed rice, phở for thick rice noodles, or bún for vermicelli-sized white rice noodles. Bún (pronounced something like “boon?
May 30, 2019
A Guide to Vietnamese NoodlesSkills
If you’ve been to Vietnam or even just the noodle aisle of your neighborhood Asian market, you might have been overwhelmed by the sheer variety of noodles available. Which ones are good for a stir-fry? Which should you buy fresh, and which are better dried? What even is the difference between all of those white, gray, translucent, and yellow noodles?
May 30, 2019
5 Ways to Eat More Rice NoodlesSkills
Fresh or dried, slurped or twirled, rice noodles are a great way to fill out a meal. They add texture and fun, no simmering required. What’s not to love? Here are five ways to eat more rice noodles this summer. Make a stop into your local Asian or Vietnamese market, and head for the refrigerated section first. If you’re lucky, you’ll find packages of fresh white rice noodles labelled bánh phở or bún, often translated to English as rice vermicelli.
May 30, 2019
A Surprising Lemongrass Tip from a Banh Mi ShopGroceries
While working on my latest cookbook, Queens: A Culinary Passport, I chatted with cooks and chefs from diverse ethnic backgrounds (Himalayan, Cuban, Cypriot, Szechuan and more). As I learned how to replicate their dishes in my own kitchen, I amassed a slew of tips from them that I began using in my everyday cooking life.
May 24, 2019
How Rice Is Grown in Bac Ninh Province, VietnamPeople
Who: Hoàng Thị Thẩm and Nguyễn Đình Đạt What: Rice Where: Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam Rice is enormously important in Vietnam. Each day, Vietnam’s population receives three-quarters of its calories from rice. At least lunch and dinner are cooked with rice as the foundation, and breakfast may be rice-based too. It’s made into noodles, boiled for hours to celebrate the lunar new year, and even made into pancakes.
May 24, 2019
Inside the Spice Cabinet: ShisoSkills
Also known as Japanese basil, perilla and beefsteak, shiso has a unique aromatic fragrance and pairs well with everything from fried foods to lean sushi, and dishes with robust flavor. Taste: Spicy, sweet Most Popular Use: Fish, meat, vegetables Shiso is a member of the mint family and has large teardrop-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Have you ever had sushi that was accompanied by a fresh green leaf? Perhaps you assumed it was a garnish, like parsley, and didn’t touch it.
May 3, 2019
Recipe Review: Vietnamese Rice Noodle PhoRecipes
We’ve had this recipe from The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper earmarked for a while. Given the dreary weather we’ve been getting all along the East Coast, we thought a bowl of noodles and tender beef in a fragrant broth sounded like just what we needed!The recipe is fairly straight forward: cooked noodles and thinly sliced raw beef go into a bowl, and then the boiling broth gets spooned over top.
May 3, 2019
Recipe: Goi Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Salad)Recipes
When Emma wrote about learning to love green cabbage last week, my thoughts turned to one of my favorite childhood dishes. Gơi chay is a vegetarian version of the traditional Vietnamese gơi gà, a refreshing cabbage salad with chicken – or in this case, tofu – and fragrant herbs.In Vietnamese homes and restaurants, one can find several variations of the basic gơi chay or gơi gà recipe.
May 3, 2019
Recipe: Bún Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Noodle Salad)Recipes
Escape the heat, escape from rigid recipes, escape to new flavors … It’s Escapes Month at The Kitchn, and here’s one of the most relaxed and refreshing dishes we can imagine. Vietnamese cuisine excels at contrasts of taste and texture, and bún, or noodle salad, is a shining example.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Bánh Mì with Lemongrass TofuRecipes
If you happen to live in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Southern California, New York, or anywhere with a Vietnamese population, I hope you have experienced the wonders of bánh mì – baguettes filled with pickled carrots and daikon, fresh cilantro, and meat or tofu. The sandwiches are crisp, salty, tangy, and sweet; the perfect marriage of French and Vietnamese influences.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Vietnamese Ginger CrabRecipes
Oh boy. Out of all the Dungeness crab dishes I’ve cooked lately, my boyfriend says this one is his favorite. It’s made with lots of ginger, some garlic, cilantro, and a little bit of soy sauce, and it’s so fragrant. The seasonings pair so well with the delicate, succulent crab. I like to cook some Asian noodles with this and use them to soak up the leftover seasonings.
May 2, 2019
Ingredient Spotlight: Fish SauceSkills
Called nam pla in Thailand and nuoc mam in Vietnam, fish sauce is an essential seasoning ingredient in many Southeast Asian dishesFish sauce is made from salted, fermented fish. Anchovies are typical, but other kinds of seafood are sometimes used. The exact method and recipe can differ from region to region and country to country depending on what is traditional or readily available.Counter-intuitively, the longer the fish are fermented, the less fishy tasting the resulting sauce.
May 2, 2019
7 Refreshing Asian-Style BeveragesRecipes
All week we’re sharing Asian food recipes and inspiration here at The Kitchn. Here are some refreshing drinks to sip alongside your East, South, and Southeast Asian meals – or just to cool down on a hot summer day.
May 2, 2019
15 Basic Ingredients for Cooking All Kinds of East Asian FoodSkills
There’s nothing like that moment when you taste an Asian dish you made at home and pump your fist in the air because it tastes just like take-out! It’s not hard to get that authentic flavor; all it takes are the right ingredients. Fully stocking an Asian pantry can seem intimidating, but with just 15 basic ingredients, you can make a wide variety of recipes from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and beyond.
May 2, 2019
Weeknight Recipe: Shrimp & Avocado Summer Salad RollsRecipes
A gal can’t live on green salads alone. That’s why, inspired by Emma’s idea to eat a salad inside a pita pocket, I decided to wrap a salad inside a rice paper roll, creating a fresh, crunchy summer roll that is a cinch to throw together. Roasted shrimp, chunks of avocado and crisp romaine are wrapped up and dipped in a creamy miso-tahini dressing for a cool, satisfying summer lunch or dinner.
May 2, 2019
My Vietnamese Kitchen by Uyen LuuPeople
What’s the view out your window look like? Dreary and grey? Then take a step inside Uyen Luu’s kitchen. Breathe in the aromas of spices and chiles frying in oil and fragrant beef skewers roasting over flames. Fall into the lush and vibrant rooms of Uyen’s Saigon. This is a cookbook that inspires, transports, and leaves you aching for just one little taste of something bright and spicy — all at once.
May 2, 2019
Take a Deep-Dive into the Spicy, Sour & Sweet Flavors of VietnamPeople
The book: The Vietnamese Market Cookbook by Van Tran and Anh Vu The angle: A food tour of Vietnam, right in your kitchen. Recipes for right now: Imperial BBQ Pork Noodle Salad, Pomegranate and Pear Sweet Pudding, Temple Tofu, Papaya Salad with Crispy Anchovies, Salmon with Ginger Caramel, Spinach and White Crabmeat Soup, Braised Eggplant Who would enjoy this book? Cooks who love Vietnamese food.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Andrea Nguyen’s Pho Fried RiceRecipes
Most people know pho as a brothy noodle soup, but it can be more than that. Once you become hooked on making and eating the soup, you may wonder what else you can do to create a pho imprint and pho experience. Vietnamese chicken pho shops often use the broth for cooking a special rice dish. That idea led me to ponder the possibility of a pho fried rice. Sure, the name is fun to say, but could I make the rice pho-ish?
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Po’ BoyRecipes
Imagine, if you will, fresh Gulf shrimp, juicy and aromatic with coriander and lime, combined with all the pickled goodness of a bánh mì sandwich, slathered with a spicy-sweet mayonnaise and enveloped in a po’ boy bun. This is the Vietnamese-inspired po’ boy that we fell in love with in New Orleans’ French Quarter and the one we’re sharing here today.
May 1, 2019