Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vietnamese Cooking Lesson

I had a lovely Vietnamese cooking lesson today at New York's Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). We made eight dishes, the ones pictured below plus a wonderful bánh mì sandwich and shrimp and pork summer rolls.

Here are pictures of the final dishes:

Asparagus and crab soup - Sup Man Tay Cua
Cucumber and shrimp salad - Goi Dua Chuot
Catfish simmered in caramel sauce - Ca Kho
Chicken stir-fried with lemongrass and chile - Ga Xao Xa Ot
Shrimp simmered in caramel salt - Tom Kho
Banana, tapioca pearl and coconut sweet soup - Che Chuoi
All of the dishes were really good! They really captured the elegance and balance of well-prepared Vietnamese cuisine. I worked with a partner on the bánh mì and the catfish in caramel sauce.

Highly recommended.

Bobby Jay

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