Vietnamese Cooking Class Master

Serving: 2

Preparation time: 120 minute

Execution time: 120 minute



 

🐟 Nước Chấm - Fish Sauce Dressing

 

This sweet, savoury and sour dressing is an absolutely essential part of Vietnamese cuisine. It makes its way into so many dishes as a dipping sauce, marinade, and any-occasion dressing. 

 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Execution time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 tbsp water

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 2.5 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • ¼-½ lime, juiced

  • ⅓ Thai chili, minced

  • 1 small clove of garlic, minced 

METHOD

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until all the sugar dissolves.


Gỏi Xoài/đu đủ- Green Mango/Papaya Salad 

This green papaya/green mango salad is a crowd-pleaser. The sharp and zest flavours of the unripe mango or papaya compliment plump bights of prawn and the crispy bits of texture that mix in with this salad. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Execution time: 5 minutes 

Serves: 2

 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 (200g) green papaya/mango shredded

  • ⅓ carrot, shredded 

  • 50g Vietnamese beef jerky, shredded

  • 4 prawns, cooked, sliced in half

  • 3 tbsp toasted peanuts, roughly chopped 

  • 2 tbsp fried shallots 

  • 2 sprigs of mint, picked

  • 1 sprig of Thai basil, picked

  • 2 sprigs of coriander, picked 

  • 2 sprigs of Vietnamese mint, picked 

  • 3-4 tbsp Nước Chấm

 

METHOD 

  1. Mix everything together in a bowl, add the Nước Chấm to taste. Garnish with more chopped, toasted peanuts and fried shallots. 

 


🍜🐔Phở Gà (serves 10)

 

Lighter than its sister beef variety, phở gà is nonetheless a delicious and light soup that makes a well-balanced lunch or breakfast. Definitely try making the stock yourself, as it’s more nutritious and unadulterated than the pre-made versions you find in the supermarket. 

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Execution time: 10 minutes 

Serves: 2 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 chicken breast (200g)

  • 200g banh phở (rice noodles), cooked

  • 600ml phở broth

  • 2 tsp fish sauce 

  • 1 tsp rock sugar 

  • ¼ tsp salt 

  • For garnish:

  • 40g bean shoots 

  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 sprig of mint, picked

  • 2 sprigs of coriander, picked 

  • 1 sprig of Vietnamese mint, picked 

  • 1 sprig Thai basil, picked 

  • 1 Thai bird’s eye chilli- sliced thinly 

  • 1 tbsp fried shallots

  • ½ lime, sliced into wedges 

METHOD

  1. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the chicken breast for 2 minutes or until the water returns to a boil. 

  2. Discard the hot water and rinse the chicken in cold water.

  3. Place the pho broth in a medium saucepan. Add the chicken into the pho broth, bring it back up to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow the chicken breast to cool in the pot. 

  4. Remove the chicken, allow it to cool slightly before pulling the meat apart with your hands and discarding the bones. 

  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil the banh phở (rice noodles) for 10-13 minutes, or until tender. Rinse briefly in cold water. 

  6. Season the phở broth with the salt, fish sauce and rock sugar to taste. 

  7. Divide the phở noodles into 2 bowls, pour the hot broth over top of them and garnish with the bean shoots, herbs, fried shallots, lime wedges and sliced chilli. 


🍜Phở Broth

 

Phở is a national dish of Vietnam that originated as streetfood and is named after the portable clay pots that would carry and dispense vats of the aromatic broth. The chicken version is a little bit lighter than its beefy cousin but no less delicious. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Execution: 4 hour

Serves: 10

INGREDIENTS

  • 2pcs chicken carcass 

  • 4L cold water

  • 4x4cm (40g) ginger, sliced

  • 1pc brown onion, cut in half and charred over a gas flame

  • 1pc garlic head, sliced in half horizontally 

  • 3 spring onions

  • 4pcs black cardamom 

  • 1 stick cinnamon

  • 6pcs green cardamom

  • 2pc star anise 

  • ½ tbsp fennel seed

  • ½ tbsp black pepper

  • ½ tbsp coriander seed

METHOD

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the chicken bones for 2 minutes or until the water returns to a boil. This will clean off some of the scum and produce that tastes and looks cleaner.

  2. Dump out the hot water, rinse chicken bones thoroughly in cold water. 

  3. Return the bones to a clean pot and fill with 4L cold water. 

  4. Simmer for 3 hours. 

  5. Add in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour. 

  6. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. 

 


🥟Bánh Xèo - Crispy Turmeric Pancake 

 

Banh xeo gets its rich orange hue from turmeric and makes a versatile and delicious appetiser or accompaniment to any Vietnamese meal. The work xeo comes from the sizzling sound the batter makes when it’s poured into a hot pan. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Execution time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 30g rice flour

  • 10g wheat flour

  • 1 tbsp mung beans, soaked overnight and steamed for 10 minutes 

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • ¼ tsp salt 

  • 15ml coconut cream

  • 140g soda water

  • 40g pork belly (steamed for 2 hours), sliced 

  • 1 tbsp canola oil1

  • 40g bean sprouts

  • 2 tbsp red onion, sliced

  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 3 leaves of iceberg or butter lettuce, for serving 

  • 2 sprigs of mint, for serving

  • 2 sprigs of Vietnamese mint, for serving

  • 2 sprigs of coriander, for serving

  • 2 sprigs of Thai basil, for serving 

  • 4 tbsp of nuoc cham, for serving

METHOD 

  1. Whisk all filling ingredients together using chopsticks. Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Heat a heavy-bottomed, non-stick skillet over medium heat. 

  3. Add 1 tbsp oil and pork belly and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Add onion and prawns, cook for another minute.

  5. Add bean sprouts, fish sauce and cook for another 30 seconds, before removing everything to a plate.

  6. Clean or wipe out the pan. Heat 2 tbsp canola oil over medium heat. Add a thin amount of batter until the surface of the pan is just barely coated. A few open holes around the edges is better than pouring too much of the batter into the pan. 

  7. Fry for 4 minutes, all the while, using a spatula to slowly lift the edges of the pancake away from the pan. Once the pancake is evenly brown across the bottom, add the filling into one half of the pancake. Fold the other half of the pancake on top and remove to a pan. 

  8. Eat with lettuce and mixed herbs. 


🍥 Chả Giò - Spring Rolls

Find me a person who doesn’t like spring rolls, and that is a soulless and pitiful person indeed. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes 

Execution time: 15 minutes 

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 90g chicken mince

  • 1 spring onion, minced

  • 2 water chestnuts, minced 

  • 1 dried shiitake mushroom, rehydrated in cold water overnight, minced

  • 1 cloud ear or black fungus mushroom, rehydrated in cold water overnight, minced

  • 20g bean vermicelli noodles, rehydrated in cold water overnight, sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp fish sauce

  • 1 tsp sugar 

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch pepper

  • 12 sheets of spring roll wrappers, cut in half diagonally, the middle corner trimmed off.

  • 3 cups grapeseed/vegetable/canola oil for frying

For serving:  nước chấm, fresh herbs (coriander, shiso,  rau răm (hot mint), mint, Thai basil, culantro), lettuce leaves (for wrapping) 

METHOD

  1. Mix all filling and seasoning ingredients together until quite homogenous. 

  2. Spoon about a small amount of the mincemeat mixture (about the size and shape of your index finger) into the centre of the dough. 

  3. Tuck the left side of the pastry over the mincemeat mixture.

  4. Repeat with the right side.

  5. Then roll the dough to seal, resting the spring roll so that the seam is on the bottom.

  6. Heat the oil to 160C or place the tip of a wooden chopstick in the centre of the oil and begin frying when a steady stream of bubbles exudes from the tip of the chopstick.

  7. Cook for 5-6 minutes, turning halfway through until each side is golden brown.

  8. Drain on paper towel. 

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Vietnamese Cooking Master Class

Vietnamese Cooking Master Class

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