Posts tagged Vietnamese soups
Vietnamese Chayote Squash Soup with Minced Shrimp (Canh Su Su Nau Tom Bam)

It’s chayote season! Lots and lots of chayotes ready for harvest! Here is my quick go-to recipe for a traditional soup (canh) using chayote and minced shrimp (canh su su nau tom bam). Make this soup along with a main protein side dish and you have yourself a complete traditional Vietnamese meal.

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Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)

Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) is the quick poultry alternative to its more well-known and beloved cousin, Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup). Pho consists of rice noodles in a hearty and aromatic broth made from either beef or chicken stock, topped with meat and garnished with fresh herbs.

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Vietnamese Pork Spare Rib Soup with Chayote (Canh Suon Nau Su Su)

Vietnamese Pork Spare Rib Soup with Chayote (Canh Suon Nau Su Su) is one of my favorite soups. Chayote, also known as Mirliton Squash or Trai Su Su in Vietnamese, is part of the gourd family. It is light green, pear-shaped and grow on vines with a pit in the middle. Once cooked, it has a very sweet taste. Best of all, it cooks up quickly. Chayote with fall-of-the-bone tender spare ribs is a traditional Vietnamese home-cooked soup that will fill the belly and comfort the soul.

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Vietnamese Opo Squash & Shrimp Soup (Canh Bau Tom)

It's starting to feel like Summer! The weather is finally warming up. The birds are chirping. The kids are playing outside and the neighbors are walking around half-naked. More importantly, the garden is blooming. The other day, I harvested my first Opo Squash (Bầu). I'm so proud of it because it's the first ever Opo Squash that didn't die as soon as it got started. Opo Squash, also known as Calabash Gourd or White Gourd, grows on vines and can grow up to the size of a baseball bat if you let it. Not only can you use it as a lethal weapon, Opo Squash can be used in a traditional Vietnamese side dish, Opo Squash and Shrimp Soup (Canh Bau Tom).

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