Plant-based cooking meets the dynamic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine in these 125+ recipes and variations—from the James Beard Award–winning author ofVietnamese Food Every Day
Although many people think of Vietnamese cooking as beefy pho and meat-filled sandwiches, traditional Vietnamese cooking has always involved a lot of plants and seafood and a little meat. InEver-Green Vietnamese, Andrea Nguyen details how cooks in her home country draw on their natural resourcefulness and Buddhist traditions to showcase a wide array of herbs and vegetables in flavorful, comforting recipes.
Filled with the brilliant advice and exceptional teaching Nguyen is known for, the book offers recipes for flavor-boosting condiments and sauces (her incredible DIY vegan fish sauce), exciting ways to enjoy tofu, and dozens of vegetable-driven sides and mains, including a few that incorporate a bit of meat (many with vegetarian or vegan options). Home cooks will revel in Nguyen’s ingenious recipes for:
favorite snacks, likeSmoky Tofu-Nori WontonsandSteamed Veggie Bao
Vietnamese classics, likeFast Vegetarian PhoandBanh Mi with Vegan Mayonnaise and Bologna
simple sides, likeNuoc Cham Cabbage Stir-FryandGreen Mango, Beet, and Herb Salad