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  • Vietnamese Cuisine

    Vietnamese Cuisine

       Vietnam has a rich and diverse culture in all aspects, Vietnamese with 54 ethnic communities possess beautiful longstanding customs. And Vietnamese cuisine is one of the characteristic unique culture of this beautiful S-shaped land.    Vietnamese Cuisine attaches special importance to the harmony and balance in each dish. Being …
  • Stinky but Stealthily Good: Fine Shrimp Sauce (Mam Tom)

    Stinky but Stealthily Good: Fine Shrimp Sauce (Mam Tom)

       Compelling, pungent, and stinky are some of the terms used to describe this sauce used in southern China and Southeast Asia. Though made in a similar manner as fish sauce, shrimp sauce (mắm ruốc/mắm tôm) is thick like toothpaste and purplish in color. For Western palates, it’s probably the …
  • Tương Ớt Tỏi – Vietnamese Chili-Garlic Sauce

    Tương Ớt Tỏi – Vietnamese Chili-Garlic Sauce

      Many of you are probably familiar with the ubiquitous green-lidded bottle of chili-garlic sauce that is sold at most Asian grocery stores. With its trademark rooster image stamped on the front, it’s a common sight in many Vietnamese (and non-Vietnamese) homes. Our family always had a jar of this …