Vietnam Food

Vietnam Food

An ancient legend says that this country was created dragons and fairies. Son of the Dragon Lac Long Quan, defeating the monster married Fee Au Co and settled in this land. Of the hundreds of eggs are born of them were born a hundred children. Fifty of them have followed his father to the sea, the other fifty remained with his mother in the mountains. The eldest son was proclaimed King Hung, and the country was named Vanlangom. I invite you in this tale.

Country: Vietnam (Việt Nam)

Official name. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam, Cong Hoa Hoi sa bye ngya Viet us) — state in Southeast Asia, located on the Indochina Peninsula. In the west it borders with Laos and Cambodia in the north — with China in the east and south, bordering the South China Sea, the length of 1,600 km. The country itself on the map looks like the Latin letter S.

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What’s to eat?

On the question of «what to eat in Vietnam?» You can safely answer — everything! Vietnamese cuisine is the third one in the list of gourmets around the world. Vietnamese consider themselves a feature of their cuisine «a repulsive smell, with excellent taste.» Traditional dishes taste so much nuances that they can not be confused with the neighboring countries, even kitchens. One of the main features-all made from the freshest ingredients, an incredibly fast and immediately eaten.

Vietnamese food — this is usually rice and something else. To understand all the intricacies of Vietnamese cuisine had to turn to the experts: the students from Vietnam studying at a university in St. Petersburg. What it is called — at first hand! Our guide was the Tan Tai before or just Thai. So…

Basic flavoring:

«Nyok moms» — a nail Vietnamese cuisine and champion of flavor specificity. You can take a chance to cook, everything is very simple: 100 g of small fish, 30-40 g of salt and 50 ml of water, to insist in a sealed jar for 3 days. However, Tai advised not to open a jar of sauce in the room: «kill the fresh air for a couple of days.»

Lemon grass (the second most popular spicy seasoning), basil, ginger, lime, cilantro, coriander, mint, pepper, dill, limnofila, hautuniya.

Soevy sous — an integral part of Vietnamese cooking, they recommended replacing Tai smelly fish. Used also sprouted soybeans, soevy tvorog «dou fu» and soevoe moloko «sya-dau-nan».

From spices is also used cinnamon, cayenne pepper, lemon, seeds of anise, star anise and a variety of herbs.

Vegetables and fruits — a variety of causes slight envy.

The choice of fish and seafood in Vietnam is huge: shrimp of all sizes and colors, cuttlefish, octopus and all kinds of sea monsters.

Most popular Vietnamese cuisine

Soup Pho Bo — Vietnam culinary attraction. It is breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Nam busy — fried in butter pancakes made from rice flour stuffed with minced meat, shrimp, mung bean sprouts, spices.

Patties «Pia» — from the pulp of durian, combining exotic flavor of the fruit, the taste of soy, pinkish color salty duck eggs. Tang Tai assured that it is quite a unique dish with a memorable taste. I believe him ….

A little exotic:

Snake meat boa (most useful meat and bone hungry boa) or «Bloody Mary in Vietnamese» — cobra blood with rice vodka and live snake heart. You can try to snake soup and the second — fried snake with rice noodles, sprinkled with nuts.

Dogs. Dog in Vietnam, it is not man’s best friend, and the main dish on the holiday table. Rats and cats — it is also a delicacy.

Crocodile — is not only a «valuable fur» — or rather, the skin, but also … excellent barbecue. fillet of crocodiles is considered very beneficial to health, as they are «when life does not suffer.»

The food is not only meat, but also the skin, ears, skin, animal teeth. Eat all the food in the believe that they can get rid of in this way from all diseases and ensure yourself a long life and virility.

Drinks and dessert

Traditionally, after a meal in Vietnam drink green tea with jasmine or lotus (exotic teas: Artichoke, from dragon flower, water lily, rose buds). Coffee is brewed through a special «Vietnamese filter» — a metal strainer to the press: it poured coffee, pour boiling water and put on the cup (hot water is filtered drop by drop and brews wonderful drink).

From the most famous national dessert — «Che», the similarity pudding beans and glutinous rice with fruits (hot or iced). And be sure — any fresh fruit and fruit cocktails with ice and condensed milk!

Without which it is impossible to imagine a kitchen in Vietnam?

Of course without rice. The word «cơm» has two meanings: «cooked rice» and «food». In Vietnam, dozens of types of rice: from the usual white to exotic black or red. Rice — a special cult, history and culture

Recipe national dish

The question «how the Vietnamese national dish you can cook and eat in our kitchen» wise Tai, thinking, replied — «no»! And he left to consult, and then we got a couple of adapted prescriptions, and the guide went to the kitchen to cook with friends «lau» — the best in the cold winter, the St. Petersburg Vietnamese dish for cooking which will certainly need warm Company.

Soup Phở bò ( «Pho bo») adapted version

Vietnam Food:Soup Phở bò

need for business:

1 kg of beef and pork bones for broth
Rice noodles: 600g
Frozen Beef (very fresh): 600 g
Shrimp dry: 100 g
Ginger (5 cm) root, onion (1 pc.), Green onions, anise (1 pc.), Cinnamon stick, fish (soy) sauce, red peppers (chili), lemon (1 pcs.), Green mint and bean sprouts (100 g).

Cooking!

Bones pour water in a large saucepan and bringing to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, then rinse them with hot water and shift into a clean pot with 2-3 liters of water. Bring broth to a boil a second, reduce the heat and remove the foam. Add the ginger, cinnamon, whole onion, dried shrimp, anise and 1.5 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy), cook for 20 minutes, then remove the cinnamon, onions and anise.

Rice noodles pour over boiling water, put a bowl, add finely planed top beef, bean sprouts, chopped herbs and onions, pour the boiling broth. After 3 minutes, add a slice of lemon and red pepper. Try it!

Cocktail Sinh To Bo — dessert

need for business:

Avocado (ripe) — 4 pcs.
Lemon juice — to taste
Honey — 1 tbsp
Ice (cubes) — up to 1 liter (volume)
Milk fresh — 0.5-1 cup
Condensed milk — 1 cup (or to taste)

Cooking!

Avocado cut into pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice. Ice break in a blender and add the avocado, honey, milk and condensed milk. Beat until smooth (about 1 minute) and pour into glasses.

Avocados are very rich fruit, this cocktail so you have enough for breakfast!

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