One of my favorite Vietnamese braised dishes is ginger chicken or Ga Kho Gung. It’s a simple dish of bite-size pieces of chicken, braised and caramelized in a clay pot with ginger, garlic, shallots and fish sauce. It is typically served family-style with steamed rice and a vegetable dish.
This Thai-style dipping sauce is very similar to the Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc mam cham). It’s sweet, spicy, sour and savory. The main difference is the use of cilantro in the Thai version. I love this dipping sauce with seafood, but like the Vietnamese dipping sauce, you can eat this with just about anything that needs a Southeast Asian flair.
For this pork and beef bulgogi marinade recipe, I utilize a store-bought Korean BBQ sauce as a base and add a few extra ingredients to liven it up. I usually like to make my marinades from scratch. However, this particular brand is really delicious so why reinvent the wheel? This is a great Korean product to use when you are in a rush and need something tasty for a Korean BBQ.
Have you tried Central Vietnam’s spicy beef noodle soup? If you lovepho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) and looking for a fiery version, you will like its spicy cousin, Bun Bo Hue (Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup).
Bun Bo Hue originates from the city of Hue in Central Vietnam. This popular noodle soup is all about spicy beefy lemongrass flavor and the thick rice noodles that absorbs it all.