Vietnamese

Traveling to Vietnam is one of the best culinary experiences to be had – these Vietnamese recipes seek to capture some of the bright, flavorful, and herbaceous Vietnamese food you find there!

Fresh Watermelon Spritzer

Fresh Watermelon Spritzer

Vietnam is 12 hours ahead of the US Central time zone (where Nashville falls), which means when we visited Vietnam last year, we really struggled with the jet lag. We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City late on a Sunday night and then boarded a […]

Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi

Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi

Pho and Banh Mi are likely the two dishes you think of when you think of Vietnamese food. Like Pad Thai in Thailand, ceviche in Peru, pasta in Italy – Banh Mi is just iconic for Western palates. Until we traveled to Vietnam last year, […]

Quick Pickled Asian Vegetables

Quick Pickled Asian Vegetables

I was perusing the Asian market up the street from our house earlier this week in search of dried shiitake mushrooms, mirin, and pickled ginger for my Milk Street Tuesday Night Recipe this week and was thinking about just how little we utilize pickled things […]

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

Refreshing is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think of noodles. Hearty, warm, or comforting maybe, but refreshing probably not. Well, let me introduce you to your new favorite way to eat noodles: cold, in a salad, with lots of […]

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

It’s pretty easy to fall in love with fresh spring rolls, especially if you’re only used to eating deep fried spring rolls or egg rolls. Fresh spring rolls are made with rice paper that’s either fresh or moistened so that it’s pliable. It’s a little […]

Chả Cá – Vietnamese Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill

Chả Cá – Vietnamese Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill

You know those dishes you experience when you’re away on vacation that you just can’t wait to try or find when you get back home?  The ones where you think to yourself, how have I never tasted this combination of flavors before and how do […]

Vietnamese Style Scallops with Peanuts & Green Onion

Vietnamese Style Scallops with Peanuts & Green Onion

A couple of months ago my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam.  We like traveling to places that push us outside our comfort zones and introduce us to new ways of thinking about things.  One of the major highlights of the […]