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.
When my kids were toddlers, they were very picky eaters. Meat was the one thing they struggled the most with. This simple pan-fried Vietnamese pork patties helped solve that. No bones. No toughness. Just nothing but tender meat with great Asian flavors.
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.