I love bun cha. Vietnamese grilled pork and rice noodle salad. The moist and flavourful pork. The cool rice noodle and fresh herb salad. And the nuoc cham. That magic balance of spicy, sweet, sour and salty. It’s just perfect for dinner on a warm summer night.
There are sandwiches and then there are epic sandwiches. This is an epic sandwich. Vietnamese banh mi with gochujang mayo drizzled all over sliced pork belly. Warm pork belly. Are you drooling yet?
This is ginger beef stir fry with a big nod to Vietnamese cooking. Big, bold tastes meet sizzling beef in a spicy flavour explosion that’s sure to put a big grin on your face. It put a big grin on my face the first time I tried it.
Momofuku pork belly is so good a restaurant empire was built on it. Melting tender and deeply flavoured. And this is how they do it. For real. I asked. At the restaurant.
Mi bo kho is beef stew with a delicious Vietnamese twist. Beef stew with the haunting flavours of lemongrass and star anise. Background notes of curry and just a hint of heat. So good. Comfort food done Vietnamese style.
Vietnamese sate sauce is a garlicky, spicy flavour bomb you can throw at any Asian braise, soup, stir fry or noodle dish. Or smear it on chicken and grill. It’s loaded with big, bold southeast Asian flavours.