VIETNAMESE MARKET COOKING

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CHARGRILLED SALMON WITH GINGER, BLACK PEPPER AND FISH SAUCE RECIPE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

SEAFOOD

On our first trip to the island of Phú Quôc, we headed south and stopped by a food stall on the beach. The stall belonged to a young woman, who served us the most delectable grilled fish, marinated in the island's own fish sauce. Here, we've recreated the dish from memory, and added a kick of ginger and black pepper to balance the salty marinade.

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PRAWN TAMARINDVAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

SEAFOOD

Simple, fast and a variation on the humble prawn curry, this meal is proof that a good sauce can turn a simple dish into something special.

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RED CABBAGE AND BEANSPROUT SALAD VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

VEGETABLE

Red cabbage and beansprout salad with herbs recipe Quick and easy to make, this Vietnamese cabbage salad is excellent with stews and braised dishes.

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SHAKING BEEF WITH BLACK PEPPER VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

Meat

Cubed beef steak is a popular dish in Vietnam because it goes perfectly with a draught beer, which is why it often appears on the menu in Vietnam’s many watering holes....

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SWEET AND SOUR RIBS WITH PINEAPPLE SAUCE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

Meat

Sweet and sour is a classic pairing in Vietnam and more widely in Asia. Use a good, heat-retaining pan so you can get your ribs succulent and sticky. The lemon and apple juice add a mild acidity, which helps the meat come off the bones.

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ROAST CHICKEN WITH HONEY, FISH SAUCE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

MEAT

Chicken holds a special place in Vietnamese food culture. It’s often cooked on celebratory occasions. Before people sit down to eat, the chicken is offered to the spirits of the ancestors, and on New Year’s Eve we eat chicken to give thanks for the past year.

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CHARGRILLED SEA BASS SUMMER ROLLS WITH PINEAPPLE DIPPING SAUCE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

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CARAMELISED BRAISED PORK BELLY RECIPE VAN TRAN & ANH VU / RECIPES

Meat

Marinated in fish sauce and shallots, and coated with a golden caramel sauce, this Vietnamese pork belly is simmered until tender.

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