Vietnamese

Two plates topped with stir-fried cauliflower and garnished with cilantro.

Stir-Fried Cauliflower ~ Bong Cai Xao

The complex, almost caramelized taste of this sweetly savory side illustrates just why the last few years have seen a resurgence in respect for cauliflower.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 8
A bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho with rice noodles, beef, lemon, basil, and scallions in it and a pair of chopsticks resting on top of the bowl.

Authentic Vietnamese Pho

Here’s how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 10 M
  • 22
A white bowl of Vietnamese bun bo with bowls of lime, peanuts, chili, basil, and vermicelli noodles on the side.

Vietnamese-Style Bun Bo

Translated literally as rice noodles and beef, bun bo is a Vietnamese classic in which what you’re promised is what you get…and a heck of a lot more given its layers of nuanced complexity.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 0
A decorative metal serving bowl filled with fried rice with leftovers and a bowl of jalapeño garlic vinegar on the side

Fried Rice With Leftovers

A superlative version of the classic clean-out-the-fridge stir-fry that reinvents leftovers. Beware the optional but addictive jalapeño garlic vinegar.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A ceramic bowl filled with chunks of shaking beef.

Shaking Beef

A Vietnamese classic that comes together in minutes and bears that enticing and classic Vietnamese juxtaposition of tastes and textures and temperatures. Sigh.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 0
A rack of Vietnamese pork ribs on a sheet of parchment on a cutting board with a basting brush and a bowl of lime wedges nearby.

Vietnamese Pork Ribs

Caramelized sugar, pungent fish sauce, and tangy lime create an experience that’s sublimely sticky and perfectly charred from the grill. Napkins, please.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
A glass of Vietnamese iced coffee, made with layers of sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and ice cubes with a coffee drip over it.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee ~ Ca Phe Sua Da

A simple, satiating, summery Vietnamese tradition known as ca phe sua da, this seductive classic is simply coffee, ice, and sweet, sweet, sweetened condensed milk. Here’s how to succumb at home.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 28