Thursday, April 01, 2021

Vietnamese Food Any Day

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.

Blog post © 2021 mae sander. Photos by mae and alice.



Iris Flavia said...

Looks yummy!!! Especially the latter! I forgot to buy Poccini. But for Königsberger Klopse I have to run for the store one more time anyway!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Puff pastries. Wonderful looking food, especially the soup. I'm going to be hungry for soup all day.

Divers and Sundry said...

Looks delicious! I'd love to try my hand at Vietnamese cooking, but I'd need a simpler way ;)

Jeanie said...

The ingredients sound fabulous! I'm loving it that you cook with Alice!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We miss going to our favorite restaurants here in Eugene and both these dishes remind me of one of them.

Rain said...

Hi Mae! Wowwee wow....they looks amazing, those mushroom pastries especially! :)

DVArtist said...

Well done! My favorite is the mushroom dish. Have a nice day.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Mushroom pate! That sounds delicious. I just made pate from chicken liver. I’m going to find a good recipe for mushroom version. 😊

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

The soup looks worth the effort. Shabbat Shalom Mae.

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

I eat a lot of Vietnamese food and follow her blog. So good to see you liked this book. Also wanted to finally get back to you about the dated comments on my blog. I do not know how to do it, but when I switched from Blogger to WP, the person I hired took care of it!