Vietnamese Coconut Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep La Dua) are made with a combination of all-purpose flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, sugar, coconut milk and, of course, pandan extract. Pandan is the vanilla of Southeast Asia and is what gives these Vietnamese waffles their iconic green color and wonderful aroma.
What’s a quick and delicious recipe to use up a lot of corn? Make Vietnamese grilled corn with scallion oil or Bap Nuong Mo Hanh. The sweetness of the corn, paired with the savory flavor of scallion oil and the smokey flavor of the grill make for a perfect Summer or Labor Day dish.
Fish Sauce Chicken Wings. You see this on every Vietnamese restaurant menu. It’s fried chicken wing with a fine outer crust, tossed in a sweet fish sauce glaze. For those who are absolutely terrified of the smell of death coming from a bottle of fish sauce, this is the perfect recipe to overcome that fear and baby step your way into the magical world of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian cuisine.
Vietnamese sauteed prawns in roe sauce (Tom Kho Tau Gach Do) is a quick traditional home cooking recipe that is sure to delight. It’s a sweet, savory and a beautifully presented dish that goes wonderfully with steamed rice. The best part of this dish is that everything, from start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. This makes it my family’s go-to recipe after a long day at work and you want something quick on the dinner table.