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Vietnamese Cookbook

skier Jul 22, 2012 07:36 AM

I was looking for something along the lines of Rick Bayless's "Authentic Mexican" or David Thompson's "Thai Food", but for Vietnamese cooking. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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  1. jpr54_1 RE: skier Jul 22, 2012 09:38 AM

    Luke Ngyeen books r great

    1. jpr54_1 RE: skier Jul 22, 2012 09:39 AM

      as well as his sisters andrea

      1. chefj RE: skier Jul 22, 2012 10:17 AM

        I have not come across any as "refrency" (made up word) as Rick and Deann Bayless's "Authentic Mexican" .
        I do like Mai Pham's "Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table" and Nicole Routhier's "The Foods of Vietnam"

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          chefj RE: chefj Jul 22, 2012 10:22 AM

          Oh yeah, Not strictly Vietnamese "Hot Sour Salty Sweet" by Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid
          Has great boldly flavored recipes from the Mekong River and Delta in general and beautiful photographs

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          phuh3 RE: skier Jul 22, 2012 10:30 AM

          I saw a great cookbook in Hoi An that one of the restaurants/ cooking schools puts out. The restaurant had some of the best food we ate in Vietnam and the cookbook is beautiful and really goes into details about the ingredients and techniques and culture. It's called Taste Vietnam- the Morning Glory cookbook

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            chefj RE: phuh3 Jul 22, 2012 10:59 AM

            link for purchase

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              alkapal RE: chefj Jul 29, 2012 07:03 AM

              pretty cover, too -- and the price is reasonable!

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                chefj RE: alkapal Jul 29, 2012 10:34 AM

                Do not know about reasonable at $73.

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            VitalForce RE: skier Jul 22, 2012 11:03 AM

            Andrea Nguyen's "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors" is a well put together cookbook, with very doable recipes.

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              ADS824 RE: skier Jul 28, 2012 08:57 PM

              Charles Phan, the chef/owner of San Francisco's Slanted Door, is coming out with "Vietnamese Home Cooking" in the fall. I personally can't wait! amzn.to/1gwZPrs

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                nyufoodguy RE: skier Jul 20, 2013 09:42 PM

                Check out Charles Phan's Vietnamese Home Cooking. My wife bought it for me and I'm loving the recipes.

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                  wabi RE: skier Jul 20, 2013 11:26 PM

                  There isnt an encyclopedic cookbook on Vietnamese cuisine along the lines the work of Bayless and Thompson. The books mentioned in the thread so far by Andrea Nguyen, Charles Phan, Luke Nguyen and Mai Pham are all very good. For the sake of completeness I would like to add "The LIttle Saigon Cookbook" by Ann Le, and the books by Tracy Lister, "Koto", and "Vietnamese Street Food".

                  Andrea Nguyen's Vietnamese food blog Viet World Kitchen,


                  is one of my regular reads. She is also a contributor here at Chowhound as well.

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