Vietnam cooking class

Vietnam cooking class

Vietnam is a long country surrounded by China, Laos, Cambodia and the gulf of Thailand. The geography of this country plays an important role in the country’s cuisine. Plain rice (com) is at the center of the Vietnamese diet and can be found with almost every dish. It is grown all over the country which makes it very accessible and cheap. Rice is also transformed into other common ingredients such as rice wine, rice vinegar, rice noodles, and rice paper wrappers for spring rolls.

Vietnamese also cook many different soups (pho). We can find noodle soups with vegetable, beef, chicken ect. They are usually very tasty as they put some herbs in it, lemon, garlic and condiment such as the nuoc cham which is a sort of dipping sauce.
Rice is also used to make noodles. The fried noodles are a very popular meal in Vietnam. Three main types of rice noodles are used which are the Banh Pho that are the noodles used in the soups, the Bun noodle looking like vermicelli, the banh noodles which are a thinner version of bun noodles.

Vietnamese cuisine varies somewhat by region, with Chinese influences (such as stir fries, noodles, and use of chopsticks) in the north, as well as Cambodian (Khmer) and French influences in the south. The climate that can be different in the north and in the south affects the availability of ingredients. Consequently we can find different dishes from the north to the south but all of them very tasty!

Here are our 3 favorite recipes that we would love to share with you 🙂

Fresh vegetarian vietnamese spring rolls
Serves 3
Delicious and fresh vegetarian spring rolls
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 500 gr of tofu
  2. 1 packet of rice paper
  3. 3 cloves of garlic
  4. 1 bell pepper
  5. 1/2 mango
  6. 1 cucumber
  7. 1 carrot
  8. Hersbs (Basil, Laksa Leave, Mint)
  9. Chili & Lime juice
  10. Soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Peel the mango, cucumber, bell pepper and carrots. Wash them and dry them with paper towel. Grate them into long and small strands.
  2. Herbs – wash and set aside.
  3. Use the rice papers, wet them a little bite, place them on the plate. You can then lay some herbs, vegetables of your choice and tofu.
  4. Roll the whole very tightly.
  5. Make a sauce by mixing soy sauce with garlic, chili, & lime juice.
  6. Enjoy 🙂
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Tofu in Claypot
Serves 2
Delicious vegetarian dish with lots of flavor.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 500 gr of tofu
  2. 3 cloves garlic
  3. 3 spoons of soy sauce
  4. 5 white mushrooms
  5. 1 shallot
  6. 1 spoon of Oil
  7. 1 spoon of oyster sauce
  8. a little bite of pepper
  9. half spoon of red chili
Instructions
  1. Cut the tofu and mushrooms in medium sizes.
  2. Sauteed the tofu and mushrooms with shallot, chili, garlic, oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce, pepper and put it in a claypot.
  3. Pour a little water into the pot, bring to boil & simmer for about 7-10 mins.
  4. When finished cooking, put some spring onions & slice of red chili on the top.
  5. Enjoy “tofu in claypot” with steamed rice!
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Green mango salad
Serves 2
A tasty and refreshing salad.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Green mango
  2. 1 Clove of Garlic
  3. Mint leaves
  4. 2 Carrots
  5. Lime juice
  6. Chili sauce
  7. 1 Onion
  8. 1/2 spoon of salt
  9. 1 Fried shallot
Instructions
  1. Peel the mango and carrots then wash & dry them with paper towels.
  2. Grate them into long and small strands.
  3. Slice the onion into thin slices.
  4. Make the sauce by mixing soy sauce with garlic, chili, and lime juice.
  5. Mix the mango, carrot, onion, salt, lime juice, mint leaves, and the sauce.
  6. Arrange the salad onto serving plate and sprinkle fried shallot on the top.
  7. Enjoy the salad!
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