Recipes from Hot Sour Salty Sweet

Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

This book is a glorious combination of travel and taste, presenting enticing recipes in “an odyssey rich in travel anecdote” (National Geographic Traveler). The book’s more than 175 recipes for spicy salsas, welcoming soups, grilled meat salads, and exotic desserts are accompanied by evocative stories about places and people. The recipes and stories are gorgeously illustrated throughout with more than 150 full-color food and travel photographs.

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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Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad

The sweetly sour exuberance of this salad gives us a shivery chill that we crave nonstop—even in the dead of winter.

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Pad Thai noodles, crunchy noodles. cucumber, bean sprouts, and lime wedges in a bowl, a bottle of chile-vinegar

Classic Pad Thai

Unspeakably more nuanced than takeout Thai, these stir-fried noodles boast a sigh-inducing balance of salty, sour, and sweet.

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Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Thai Chile-Vinegar Sauce | Nam Som

A little tart, a little sweet, and a little hot, this Thai staple is both dipping and drizzling sauce. One taste and you’ll understand why it’s a classic.

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