All posts tagged: Vietnamese Food

Recipe: Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken (Bun Ga Nuong)

After living in Vietnam, specifically Ho Chi Minh City, for about 3 years, my family and I fell in love with Vietnamese food. It is a common sight to see piles of fresh vegetables and herbs on top of a bowl of noodles or rice. One of such healthy dishes is of course the Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken!! Low in fat, loaded with lots of fresh salads, and showered with the Nuoc Cham dressing. The zingy complex flavour from the fish sauce and lime makes the dish so appetising and awesome!! One of the key ingredients in Vietnamese cooking is the Vietnamese Fish Sauce, so try to invest in a good bottle as it comes in handy. If you love this dish, you may wish to try some of our other Vietnamese Recipes. This is easy to prepare and a good dish to consider when you are cooking for a crowd. I kid you not, even when I ran out of the Lemongrass Chicken, my friends kept going for the vermicelli noodles drizzled with …

Recipe: Kem Flan (Crème Caramel)

Kem Flan (Crème Caramel) definitely has a French influence. Sometimes, instead of using a milk and cream mixture like the French, the Vietnamese use coconut milk and add coffee to the caramel. This is an innovation that makes it extremely popular. This dessert is an all-time favourite for my husband and daughter. It is easy to make and the smooth texture coupled with the caramel sauce, and garnished with fresh fruit (such as strawberries or raspberries) is such a treat. Usually this dessert is served cold and it is best to serve them the following day. You may top some shaved ice on the flan when you serve, just like how the Vietnamese does it. What a way to pamper yourself after a good meal! 🙂 If you love Vietnamese food, don’t miss out on all our recipes, join us via our blog or come by to our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page or subscribe to our blog via the right side bar to get the latest updates. We also …

Recipe: Vietnamese Caramelised Spare Ribs (Sườn Ram Mặn)

Vietnamese Caramelised Spare Ribs (Sườn Ram Mặn) is another must try Vietnamese classic dish. If you want a simple dinner, try this dish as it will require you to braise the pork ribs slowly until they are tender and the sauce is reduced to a thick, flavour-packed glaze coated all over the ribs. Mind you, the yummy aroma of this dish while simmering on the stove will make you hungry!! I love this dish as the caramelising has added flavour and colour to this dish. It is best served with sliced cucumbers or some fresh lettuce and hot steamy rice. Dinner is ready!!! If you love Vietnamese food, don’t miss out on all our recipes! Join us via our blog or come by to our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page or subscribe to our blog via the right side bar to get the latest updates. We also love to hear from you so once you have tried this recipe, we hope that you could provide us with …

Recipe: Stir Fried Lemongrass Chili Frog Legs (Ếch Chiên Sả Ớt)

Yes, FROG LEGS it is indeed!! I was quite hesitant to share this recipe as I was afraid readers might be put off by it. In Chinese it is known as 田鸡 which literally means field chicken. Indeed frog legs does taste a little like chicken except its meat is little tougher (due to the exercises they get while jumping around.) 🙂 Frog legs are one of the better-known delicacies of French and Chinese cuisine. Does the French have an influence over the Vietnamese in eating frog legs? Honestly, I don’t know. But one thing I know is the Vietnamese style of cooking frog legs is simply delicious and soothing to the palate. If frog legs are unavailable in the areas where you live or you are not keen on them, don’t fret. You can replace frog legs with chicken and it will taste just as good with this recipe. Happy hopping!! We love to hear from you so once you have tried this recipe, we hope that you could provide us with some feedback/comments …

Recipe: Pan-Fried Lemongrass Pork (Thịt Heo Chiên)

I always love the blended taste of fish sauce and lemongrass in Vietnamese food. Lemongrass marinade is always so flavorful and has a combination of salty and sweet, mind you it is pretty irresistible!! This is a pretty simple Vietnamese dish which I am sharing here and it is great for those who want to have a quick dish prepared. As the pork loin is thinly sliced (4mm), I only need to marinade it for about 20 to 30 minutes and I prefer to pan fry the pork instead of grilling them. However, here is a word of caution, YOU NEED TO WATCH THEM LIKE A HAWK! The marinade has some honey in it so they might burn easily if you overcook the meat. If you love Vietnamese food, don’t miss out on all our recipes, join us via our blog or come by to our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page or subscribe to our blog via the right side bar to get the latest updates. We …

Recipe: Lemongrass Chicken Wings in Sweet & Spicy Fish Sauce (Cánh Gà Sả Nước Mắm)

I always love the Vietnamese chicken wings that has a subtle flavour of lemongrass. To me, this is definitely one of the must cook dishes as the drumlets are made into lollipops, which looks kind of sexy. As I prefer a more healthy way of cooking, I have chosen the option to air fry the chicken wings instead of deep frying. They turned out to be just superb; crispy on the outside and tender on the inside with the sweet and spicy fish sauce poured over them. Mmm….. They were really irresistible, I must stress they were fingers licking good!! Before I knew it, they were all gone, regret not making more. 😦  I’ll definitely be making more soon! We love to hear from you so once you have tried this recipe, we hope that you could provide us with some feedback/comments either via our blog or by joining our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group. You can like us on Beyond Norm’s Facebook Page or subscribe to our blog via the right side bar to get the latest updates. …

Recipe: Chạo Tôm (Vietnamese Sugar Cane Shrimp)

When I think of Vietnamese cuisine, one of the dishes that automatically comes to my mind is of course this classic garlicky morsels wrapped around a stick of sugarcane, Chạo Tôm. Most of the ingredients are readily available but to get fresh sugar cane is a real challenge. It has never occurred to me that the market near where I lived sells fresh sugar cane until I needed them. What a joy to see them waving to me!! Buy me! Buy me! Hahaha. Chạo tôm is a traditional Vietnamese dish that comes from the Huế region of central Vietnam. It is indeed another popular dish in Vietnam. The way to eat Chạo Tôm is to remove the cooked shrimp paste and wrap it in a small piece of lettuce with fresh herbs and dip them in the sauce. The fun part of this dish is to chew on the sugar cane to get the juice out of it!! If you love Vietnamese food, don’t miss out on all our recipes! Join us via our blog …