Item description for Quick & Easy Vietnamese: Home Cooking for Everyone (Quick and Easy Series) by Andre Nguyen, Yukiko Moriyama, Robert Kolb, John D. Castelein, Saray Ayala, William Link & Sylvia Yount...
Overview Provides recipes for a variety of starters, soups, salads, seafood dishes, poultry dishes, meat dishes, vegetables, noodle dishes, rice, snacks, and desserts.
Publishers Description INTRODUCTION Vietnam is a country of natural beauty with a coastline of sandy beaches stretching about 2000 miles (3225 km) from the northern to the southern tip of the South China Sea. Along the coast, fishing is the main livelihood. The majority of Vietnamese people are Kinh race people (87%) with the remaining of 53 different ethnic minority groups. For more than 2000 years, the country has been subjected to a near continuing series of foreign occupations from China, France, Japan, and America. One consequence of these occupations is the lasting influence on Vietnamese cuisine. Among Vietnamese dishes, perhaps the best known in the West is Pho, a noodle soup. Another is the deep-fried spring roll called Nern in the north, and Cha Goi in the south. Rice is a staple food used as a side dish, or a main dish when combined with other ingredients, such as beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. Vietnamese dishes consist of many different blends of herbs and spices. Most dishes are not fiery hot, nor greasy. Seafood and vegetarian dishes like An Chay are very popular. Today, Vietnamese cuisine is gaining increased international attention due to the fact that it is quite healthy. This book is an introduction to a new generation for a delicious journey through Vietnamese cuisine. While the combination of flavors may seem experimental to some, they will result in a savory experience. All ingredients used in these recipes can be found in supermarkets, natural food stores or in Asian food markets. It is our pleasure to share these quick and delicious Vietnamese recipes with you. Enjoy the good nutrition that comes with it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7" Height: 9.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2003
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 4889961259 ISBN13 9784889961256
Availability 0 units.
More About Andre Nguyen, Yukiko Moriyama, Robert Kolb, John D. Castelein, Saray Ayala, William Link & Sylvia Yount
CHEF ANDRE NGUYEN was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He later moved to Seattle and worked in the kitchens of many major hotels. In 1987, he opened Andre's Eurasian Bistro in Bellevue. This highly acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant has earned many awards and much recognition over the years.
Reviews - What do customers think about Quick & Easy Vietnamese: Home Cooking for Everyone (Quick and Easy Series)?
Nice vietnamese cookbook Jan 28, 2008
The recipes in this book is pretty much basic vietnamese cooking. It is simple and easy to follow instructions. Great pictures that would leave you salivating and wanting to try the recipes.
I love this book Jan 11, 2008
Giving pictures of the major ingriedients was very thoughtful. The recipes are pretty streamlined and easy but thats fine with me, I don't have any aspirations to be a chef. Personally I wouldn't go to the trouble of making my own soup stock like the author suggests when you can just buy the cubes, but I guess it just depends on how serios you are about cooking. So far the book has been easy to follow and the food produced has been delicious which is whats most important to me.
Pretty Decenttttt! Nov 30, 2007
Of all six vietnamese cookbook, this came pretty decent. The pictures are great to prep for the food. I like the fact that you don't have to worry if you bought the wrong ingredients or not. I am glad I bought this one. Banh Xeo and Bun Rieu is pretty decent.
Short, Sweet, Simple.. Nov 19, 2007
I LOVE Andre's cookbook!
His recipes are pretty authentic and straightforward. He doesn't B.S. Highly recommended for beginners. For those who are experienced in Vietnamese cooking, I find this book useful as a quick reference for weekly meal planning. Like with any other cookbooks, the recipes serve only as a basis for basic ingredients. Alter the flavor according to your own liking (sweetness, tang, saltiness, etc..)
FOUR STARS rating. Quick & simple. Aug 31, 2007
I wanted to give this book only a FOUR STARS rating, but I couldn't edit that part; so it shows a five stars rating instead.
This book is good for beginners who want to cook Vietnamese food on a superficial level but do not want to delve too deeply into Vietnamese cuisine. The author, Andre Nguyen, is a Vietnamese chef who owns a Vietnamese restaurant, so he knows how to cook very well. The recipes have only a few ingredients that are easy to find in a Vietnamese or Chinese supermarkets, and they taste good. If you want 100% authentic Vietnamese recipes which will take quite some time to prepare, then this book is not for you. But if you want good Vietnamese recipes that have been simplified by substituting ingredients that are easier to find and make, then this book is definitely for you. This book also has great color photos of every recipe, so they're very helpful. This book is not meant to be comprehensive or detailed, rather it is meant for people who want to put Vietnamese food on the table fast! If you're really serious about learning how to cook Vietnamese food, then I would recommend Andrea Nguyen's "Into The Vietnamese Kitchen" and Mai Pham's "Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table".