Category Archives: Vietnam

Nick’s vietnamese dipping sauce

1 cup water
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tb raw sugar
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (to taste)
2 fresh chillies, finely chopped (to taste)

Mix all together. Keeps well in the fridge.

Essential accompaniment to spring rolls.

Source: Nick

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green beans with pork

This delicious Vietnamese dish has more garlic in it than anything else I cook. You can of course vary the vegetable component.

500 green beans, cut into short lengths
12 – 16 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 – 9 fresh hot chillies (to your own taste), finely chopped
5 tb oil
275 g lean pork, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tb brown sugar or palm sugar
3 tb fish sauce
300 ml water

Put oil in a wok over medium-high heat, add garlic and chillies and stir-fry until golden. Add pork, stir-fry until no longer raw, add remaining ingredients. Cook about 8 mins until beans are tender and water largely absorbed.

Mango, cashew nuts and basil can be added to this.

From: Madhur Jaffrey Far Eastern Cookery

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