Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese food to cook at home
by Uyen Luu
Did you know that the Vietnamese way of asking, ‘how are you?’ is to say, ‘have you eaten rice yet?’ Food is central to the lives of Vietnamese people, who tend to eat for the love of eating. They don’t just eat to live, they believe life is nothing without the enjoyment of good food.
In Vietnamese, Uyen Luu demonstrates that Vietnamese food is just as easy to whip up as a bowl of pasta – all you need is a good bottle of fish sauce and a little enthusiasm!
She shares 85 of her tastiest recipes – some traditional, some with a modern twist – using a handful of essential ingredients that are readily available at your local supermarket. Simply follow the rule for sweet, sour, salty, umami, bitter and hot, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a delicious Vietnamese feast.
Recipes include hearty noodle soups, vibrant salads, family-style sharing plates, one-pot wonders and dinner-party showstoppers, which are all easy to prepare, adapt and enjoy. The recipes are impressive yet simple: try the Crispy Roast Pork Belly, Sea Bass in Tomato, Celery & Dill Broth or Fried Noodles & Greens. Readers wanting to recreate their favourite classic dishes can delve into Beef Pho, Wonton Noodle Soup, Banh Mi and Fresh Salad Rolls.
Filled with fuss-free, delicious recipes that are quick to prepare, this book will have you eating Vietnamese meals on a regular basis.
About the Author
Uyen Luu is a food photographer and food stylist by day, and her work has been widely covered by mainstream press. She has been running a Vietnamese supper club since 2009, and also runs cooking classes. Uyen grew up in Hackney, London since her family moved there in the 80s as refugees. This is her second book.
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Dimensions: 7.9 x 10in