21 fresh and tasty Vietnamese recipes

Turn chicken, beef, pork or squid into light and delicious meals with a clever combination of herbs, spices and sauces.
Published 21 October 2020
Vietnamese beef noodle salad

Feel like Asian takeaway? These spicy dishes with fresh ingredients can be prepared right in your own kitchen.

3 key Vietnam staples

1. Fish sauce is made from fermented fish and has a very salty, pungent flavour. Find it in the Asian aisle.

2. Coconut cream or milk is made by pressing the white coconut flesh. Even reduced-fat types are high in fat so use sparingly.

3. Vermicelli noodles are very fine noodles made from rice or mung beans (also called bean thread). Find them in the Asian aisle.