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Hearty Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Pho (pronounced like the French word for fire, feu) means “noodle,” as well as “noodle soup,” and bo means “beef.” In this classic pho, ...

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Lime Juice Yin Yang

Simple but elegant, this little condiment is still our favorite combo with beef of every kind, as well as a brilliant way of serving sal...

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Vietnamese Must-Have Table Sauce

Nuoc cham is the basic Vietnamese sauce that goes on the table at almost every meal. It brings out the flavors of the food and sparks th...

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Vietnamese Peanut Sauce

Nuoc leo may read like a close cousin of satay sauce, but it’s very distinctively Vietnamese. It's a little chunky and salty, and reddis...

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Vietnamese Herb and Salad Plate

Xalach dia is an essential part of the Vietnamese table, especially in the south, a wonderful tradition that brings freshness and variety...

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Carrot and Daikon Pickled Salad

This versatile and fresh-tasting salad-pickle-condiment combination will look familiar if you eat regularly in Vietnamese restaurants an...

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Spicy Cucumber Salad

In this salad, the cucumbers are first dressed with a little vinegar, then dressed again with hot oil. The contrast of smooth chile-warm...

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Pickled Bean Sprout Salad

If you look into the kitchen of a Vietnamese restaurant, you will almost always see a very large bucket filled with fresh mung bean spro...

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Basic Sticky Rice

If there is any one food that for us symbolizes the regional cuisines of Southeast Asia, it is sticky rice. It is the staple food, the st...

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Chile-Vinegar Sauce

Serve with stir-fried noodle dishes such as pad thai  or Our Favorite Noodles with Greens and Gravy: a little tart, a little sweet, and ...

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Pad Thai-Classic Stir-Fried Noodles

Pad thai literally means "Thai fry," and it is the dish many foreigners think of first when they think about Thai food. It’s a satisfyin...

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Hot Chile Oil

Chile oil is widely sold in Asian markets, but homemade is easy and better tasting. Be sure your chile flakes are bright red, hot, and v...

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Peppercorn-Coriander Root Flavor Paste

Here the essential flavors of the Thai repertoire all come together: black pepper (prik thai), coriander roots, and garlic, salted with a...

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Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce

The classic dipping sauce for grilled chicken, this also makes a simple condiment for sticky rice or grilled pork, lamb, or fish. Serve i...

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Khmer Chicken Samla with Coconut Milk

Lemongrass features so prominently in Khmer cooking that in local produce markets it is impossible to miss the lemongrass vendors. They ...

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Spicy Grilled Beef Salad

The name of this substantial dish means “beef with dripping liquid.” The beef is lightly grilled or broiled, then thinly sliced. The sli...

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Classic Vietnamese Spring Rolls

In Vietnam, deep-fried spring rolls are mostly market and restaurant food. They can be made small or long, but either way, they’re eaten...

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