- Thai basil
It is a herb with a strong anise flavor. Used in Asian cuisine. For instance in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Thaiwan......
- Bun cha gio - Vermicelli with fried spring rolls
If you made too many spring rolls, you can eat part of them with vermicelli and you get Bun cha gio. Really simple dish. You just cut spring rolls on noodles, add some vegetables, traditional Vietnamese sauce and here we go. I have got some pork on the picture too, but it was a bonus ;)
- Duck noodle soup Bun Mang Vit
When imagining Vietnamese cuisine, most probably it is gonna be around the great noodle soups. The most known is probably Pho, which means wide noodles in Vietnamese. This recipe is about soup made of thin noodles, called vermicelli, in Vietnamese Bun. It is an amazing combination of duck meat, bamboo shoots and radish.
- Goi cuon - Fresh spring rolls
Popular Vietnamese dish. Perfect for hot summer days. As many of other Vietnamese cuisine dishes, there are no spices used for the rolls. The flavor is added by any kind of your favorite dipping sauce.
- Cha gio - Fried spring rolls
When thinking of Vietnamese cuisine, fried spring rolls would probably belong to the three top of mind dishes. The filling is very variable. You can use minced pork, or go for a vegetarian version. One of the vegetables used often in Vietnam is a corm of taro, Colocasia.
- Keow Wan Gai - Chicken green curry
Thai green curry definitely belongs to my favourites. It is actually not green only because of the green curry paste, but because of the ingredients used as well. The cherry on top are the fresh Thai basil leaves. They bring this delicacy even to a higher level.
- Larb moo - Minced pork meat salad
When one says refreshing salad, the last thing to imagine would be a salad made of pork minced meat. But with a lime juice, fresh herbs, spring onions ...... I was able to get it even in the biggest heats.
- Plamuk pat phet - Squid stir fry red curry
If you are passing by some Thai restaurant and a scent coming from a wok makes you caugh, very probably some red curry is being prepared. Yes, it is super spicy. Of course you can use less chilies than Thais, as they use 5 of them into one portion easily ;)
- Summer squid salad
We were riding motorbike on the beach, got a fresh squid from fishermen, just from the boat, asked one nice lady by the road to make it for us. And she made such an amazing and refreshing salad. Perfect food for summer heats.
- Tom yum gai - Sour and spicy soup with chicken
Tom yum means sour and spicy. So if you do not know this soup, you probably already got the hint what to expect. The soup is not just a little bit sour and spicy. At least not if you get it in Thailand. Where they definitely are not moderate when using chilies and all various ingredients bringing sourness into the soup. This traditional Thai soup is amazing and very refreshing.