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MANY THANKS, INTERACTIVE CREATIVES,

FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION ON THIS BOOK PROJECT.

MANY THANKS, INTERACTIVE CREATIVES,

FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION ON THIS BOOK PROJECT.

MANY THANKS, INTERACTIVE CREATIVES,

FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING COLLABORATION ON THIS BOOK PROJECT.

BEHIND EACH DELICIOUS BITE YOU TASTED WERE THE INGREDIENTS, THE SOIL, THE LOCAL CULTURE, AND THE COUNTRY. I AM PLEASED AND PROUD TO SHARE THESE THINGS WITH YOU THROUGH THE BOOK - ‘EASY TO COOK: 40 DELICIOUS VIETNAMESE DISHES AS LISTED BY CNN’ - WHICH I WROTE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TRAVELLED TO VIETNAM, TRIED THE LOCAL FOOD AND WISHED TO COOK IT THEMSELVES.

BEHIND EACH DELICIOUS BITE YOU TASTED WERE THE INGREDIENTS, THE SOIL, THE LOCAL CULTURE, AND THE COUNTRY. I AM PLEASED AND PROUD TO SHARE THESE THINGS WITH YOU THROUGH THE BOOK - ‘EASY TO COOK: 40 DELICIOUS VIETNAMESE DISHES AS LISTED BY CNN’ - WHICH I WROTE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TRAVELLED TO VIETNAM, TRIED THE LOCAL FOOD AND WISHED TO COOK IT THEMSELVES.

INTRODUCTION

In a country like Vietnam, there’s no denying the diversity of its cuisine; the tapestry of its tastes that weaves its way through the cultures of every city, town, and province from south to north and everywhere in between. Just as the accents of the spoken word vary from place to place, so too do the ingredients and cooking techniques of favorite national dishes shift subtly from one area to another. Try a classic beef salad in Hanoi and then order the same thing on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, and you’ll be in for a whole different taste experience. The sensations of flavor that belong to Vietnam are legion, and you could spend a whole lifetime exploring its richly complex, wandering pathways.

With Ngoc Tran’s 40 Delicious Vietnamese Dishes, you can set out on that journey at home. Taking those Vietnamese delicacies most highly recommended by CNN as a starting point, Ngoc has meticulously researched every offering in this volume, personally traveling across her native Vietnam in search of the most outstanding variety of every recipe featured here. She has reverentially studied and photographed each step of preparation to take the details down in the most accurate and easy-to-follow form possible. The recipes are written in concise, simple English, giving professional guidance in a standard cookbook format – the details are clear, and the reader never feels lost, always in the hands of an experienced chef.

These are not merely Vietnam’s best dishes, they’re the absolute best versions of these dishes that the country has to offer, as cooked by its most representative local cooks.

Ngoc brings these outstanding examples of her country’s classic dishes together with a perfect coalescence of her own diverse creative talents and interests in research, photography, travel, writing, and of course, cooking. With an eye for visual beauty as well as a particularly discerning palate, Ngoc has undertaken to collect and present this assortment of culinary wonders to those for whom the cuisine of Vietnam is a new territory. Those wishing to embark on a delicious discovery tour of the full spectrum of Vietnamese flavors have the perfect introductory guide in hand. Chúc bạn ngon miệng – eat well!

MICHAEL ARNOLD FOUNDER & OWNER METRO WRITERS

INTRODUCTION

In a country like Vietnam, there’s no denying the diversity of its cuisine; the tapestry of its tastes that weaves its way through the cultures of every city, town, and province from south to north and everywhere in between. Just as the accents of the spoken word vary from place to place, so too do the ingredients and cooking techniques of favorite national dishes shift subtly from one area to another. Try a classic beef salad in Hanoi and then order the same thing on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, and you’ll be in for a whole different taste experience. The sensations of flavor that belong to Vietnam are legion, and you could spend a whole lifetime exploring its richly complex, wandering pathways.

With Ngoc Tran’s 40 Delicious Vietnamese Dishes, you can set out on that journey at home. Taking those Vietnamese delicacies most highly recommended by CNN as a starting point, Ngoc has meticulously researched every offering in this volume, personally traveling across her native Vietnam in search of the most outstanding variety of every recipe featured here. She has reverentially studied and photographed each step of preparation to take the details down in the most accurate and easy-to-follow form possible. The recipes are written in concise, simple English, giving professional guidance in a standard cookbook format – the details are clear, and the reader never feels lost, always in the hands of an experienced chef.

These are not merely Vietnam’s best dishes, they’re the absolute best versions of these dishes that the country has to offer, as cooked by its most representative local cooks.

Ngoc brings these outstanding examples of her country’s classic dishes together with a perfect coalescence of her own diverse creative talents and interests in research, photography, travel, writing, and of course, cooking. With an eye for visual beauty as well as a particularly discerning palate, Ngoc has undertaken to collect and present this assortment of culinary wonders to those for whom the cuisine of Vietnam is a new territory. Those wishing to embark on a delicious discovery tour of the full spectrum of Vietnamese flavors have the perfect introductory guide in hand. Chúc bạn ngon miệng – eat well!

MICHAEL ARNOLD FOUNDER & OWNER METRO WRITERS

CONTENT

01. PHO 02. GRILLED FISH PIE SERVED WITH NOODLES CHIVES & DILL 03. VIETNAMESE PANCAKE 04. CAO LAU NOODLESL 05. SAUTEED MORNING GLORY WITHL GARLICL 06. SPRING ROLLSL 07. FRESH SPRING ROLLSL 08. HUE STYLE BEEF NOODLESL 09. KHOT PANCAKEL 10. STEWED HERBAL CHICKEN SOUPL 11. BANANA BLOSSOM SALADL 12. SOUTHERN “BUN BO”/ NOODLESL SALADL 13. MIXED FRUITSL 14. BEEF NOODLE ROLLL 15. HONEY ROASTED CHICKENL 16. FRIED BEEF NOODLESL 17. VIETNAMESE EGG COFFEEL 18. GRILLED BEEF IN BETEL LEAVESL 19. STICKY RICEL 20. RICE ROLLED CAKE

21. BRAISED EGGPLANT 22. FRIED RICE FLOUR CAKE 23. FERMENTED SHRIMP PASTE WITH FRIED TOFU & RICE VERMICELLI 24. PILLOW CAKE 25. BROKEN RICE WITH GRILLED PORK CHOP 26. PORRIDGE 27. SHAKY BEEF (DICED STEAK) 28. HOT CHESTNUTS 29. STEAMED RICE ROLLS WITH CHARCOAL BROILED BEEF 30. KEBAB RICE NOODLES 31. BANH MI 32. HOT POT 33. STEAMED PORK BUN 34. FRIED RICE 35. BEEF STEAK 36. VEGETARIAN RICE 37. SWEET SOUP 38. STIR-FRIED INSTANT NOODLES WITH BEEF 39. FRIED TOFU IN TOMATO SAUCE 40 . RICE NOODLE SOUP

ADDITION

41. PICKLE 42. BEEF JERKY 43. STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS & CHILIES 44. SILKY TOFU & CRAB MEAT SOAKED IN SOY SAUCE 45. DRIED SHRIMP 46. PLUM WINE 47. STEAMED RED TILAPIA FISH WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE

CONTENT

01. PHO 02. GRILLED FISH PIE SERVED WITH NOODLES CHIVES & DILL 03. VIETNAMESE PANCAKE 04. CAO LAU NOODLESL 05. SAUTEED MORNING GLORY WITHL GARLICL 06. SPRING ROLLSL 07. FRESH SPRING ROLLSL 08. HUE STYLE BEEF NOODLESL 09. KHOT PANCAKEL 10. STEWED HERBAL CHICKEN SOUPL 11. BANANA BLOSSOM SALADL 12. SOUTHERN “BUN BO”/ NOODLESL SALADL 13. MIXED FRUITSL 14. BEEF NOODLE ROLLL 15. HONEY ROASTED CHICKENL 16. FRIED BEEF NOODLESL 17. VIETNAMESE EGG COFFEEL 18. GRILLED BEEF IN BETEL LEAVESL 19. STICKY RICEL 20. RICE ROLLED CAKE

21. BRAISED EGGPLANT 22. FRIED RICE FLOUR CAKE 23. FERMENTED SHRIMP PASTE WITH FRIED TOFU & RICE VERMICELLI 24. PILLOW CAKE 25. BROKEN RICE WITH GRILLED PORK CHOP 26. PORRIDGE 27. SHAKY BEEF (DICED STEAK) 28. HOT CHESTNUTS 29. STEAMED RICE ROLLS WITH CHARCOAL BROILED BEEF 30. KEBAB RICE NOODLES 31. BANH MI 32. HOT POT 33. STEAMED PORK BUN 34. FRIED RICE 35. BEEF STEAK 36. VEGETARIAN RICE 37. SWEET SOUP 38. STIR-FRIED INSTANT NOODLES WITH BEEF 39. FRIED TOFU IN TOMATO SAUCE 40 . RICE NOODLE SOUP

ADDITION

41. PICKLE 42. BEEF JERKY 43. STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH LEMONGRASS & CHILIES 44. SILKY TOFU & CRAB MEAT SOAKED IN SOY SAUCE 45. DRIED SHRIMP 46. PLUM WINE 47. STEAMED RED TILAPIA FISH WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

CULTURE COOKBOOK TELLING STORY

OVER 100 YEARS HISTORY OF A CUISINE ELITE

Under French reign, there was a patriot family surnamed Doan located at no.14 Hang Son, who was talented at the tasty fish pie. Especially in this house, volunteer soldiers received abundant help and support from the master, to escape from the French ¬military. They pocessed an inherited recipes and were very hospitable, hence, the soldiers had chance to enjoy the dish for many times. To show the gratefulness, these customers opened a fish pie restaurant for the Doan family. The restaurant both helped them to support the family’s living and the soldiers’ gathering...

STORY OF CAO LAU

As old stories, Cao Lau Noodles has appeared in the ancient town since 17th century, when Hoi An Port was first explored and Nguyen King allowed foreign shipments to enter for trading. This dish was commonly served in a two-floor restaurant decorated with green and red lanterns. Old traders would seat on the second floor of Hoi An restaurants when they arrived, and this specialty would be brought upstairs by a server shouting “lên lầu” or, more simply, “Cao Lầu”...

CULTURE COOKBOOK TELLING STORY

OVER 100 YEARS HISTORY OF A CUISINE ELITE

Under French reign, there was a patriot family surnamed Doan located at no.14 Hang Son, who was talented at the tasty fish pie. Especially in this house, volunteer soldiers received abundant help and support from the master, to escape from the French ¬military. They pocessed an inherited recipes and were very hospitable, hence, the soldiers had chance to enjoy the dish for many times. To show the gratefulness, these customers opened a fish pie restaurant for the Doan family. The restaurant both helped them to support the family’s living and the soldiers’ gathering...

STORY OF CAO LAU

As old stories, Cao Lau Noodles has appeared in the ancient town since 17th century, when Hoi An Port was first explored and Nguyen King allowed foreign shipments to enter for trading. This dish was commonly served in a two-floor restaurant decorated with green and red lanterns. Old traders would seat on the second floor of Hoi An restaurants when they arrived, and this specialty would be brought upstairs by a server shouting “lên lầu” or, more simply, “Cao Lầu”...

AUTHOR

NGOC TRAN

I am photographer, creative director, culinary lover. I love what I do and do what I love, I believe that whatever I do for work are calling in my heart, my chosen profession.

Behind each delicious bite you tasted were the ingredients, the soil, the local culture, and the country. I am pleased and proud to share these things with you through the book - ‘EASY TO COOK: 40 DELICIOUS VIETNAMESE DISHES AS LISTED BY CNN’ -, which I wrote for those who have travelled to Vietnam, tried the local food and wished to cook it themselves. Following the first edition in 2016, second edition introduces seven additional recipes, all of which are very easy to make and appetising.

My obsession with photography, especially food photography, has grown significantly since I first got my hands on a professional camera. As photographer, creative director, I work with chefs and other culinary professionals to create cookbooks and recipes. I am immersed in the culinary world. This book is include in project ‘VIETNAM - THE LIFESTYLE AND THE FOOD’. That I shared about the interconnections between food and culture. In 2022, I released ‘HANOI – THE LIFESTYLE AND THE FOOD’, which I have been working on for several years. The book “SAIGON - THE LIFESTYLE AND THE FOOD,” will be dedicated to the city where I live and work, is scheduled to be finished in 2023. Special thanks.

AUTHOR

NGOC TRAN

I am photographer, creative director, culinary lover. I love what I do and do what I love, I believe that whatever I do for work are calling in my heart, my chosen profession.

Behind each delicious bite you tasted were the ingredients, the soil, the local culture, and the country. I am pleased and proud to share these things with you through the book - ‘EASY TO COOK: 40 DELICIOUS VIETNAMESE DISHES AS LISTED BY CNN’ -, which I wrote for those who have travelled to Vietnam, tried the local food and wished to cook it themselves. Following the first edition in 2016, second edition introduces seven additional recipes, all of which are very easy to make and appetising.

My obsession with photography, especially food photography, has grown significantly since I first got my hands on a professional camera. As photographer, creative director, I work with chefs and other culinary professionals to create cookbooks and recipes. I am immersed in the culinary world. This book is include in project ‘VIETNAM - THE LIFESTYLE AND THE FOOD’. That I shared about the interconnections between food and culture. In 2022, I released ‘HANOI – THE LIFESTYLE AND THE FOOD’, which I have been working on for several years. The book “SAIGON - THE LIFESTYLE AND THE FOOD,” will be dedicated to the city where I live and work, is scheduled to be finished in 2023. Special thanks.

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