New cookbook: Vietnamese Food Any Day by Andrea Nguyen. Alice and I selected a number of recipes to try while we are visiting here in Faifax. We have made two of them. These recipes do seem fussy: a lot of work. But we have really enjoyed the flavors.
First, Alice and I made Roast Chicken Noodle Soup:
|Ingredients include a Rotisserie chicken cut up with bones saved, fresh and dried mushrooms,|
baby bok choi, carrots in vinegar, cilantro, scallions, ginger, and more.
We also tried the pastry filled with a mushroom pate.
|We used fresh and dried shitake mushrooms.|
|Filling strips of pastry dough.|
|Pepperidge Farm puff pastry is recommended for this dish.|
Here they are before baking. And below: ready to eat.