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Bring the savory, subtly spiced flavors of your favorite Vietnamese dishes to life with guidance from Vietnamese culinary expert Andrea Nguyen. Take a tour of an Asian market and learn how to stock your own Asian pantry. Make a rice paper roll that looks as good as it tastes as you learn how to work with authentic Vietnamese ingredients, and uncover Andrea’s 30 minute shortcut to delicious pho! Then dive into the traditional preparation of beef and chicken pho. You’ll find out how to create pho’s signature clear broth and develop delicious umami flavor using charred ginger, onion, shallots and a combination of spices. Assemble your bowl like a pro with Andrea’s tips, and then create a rich, fragrant pork rice noodle bowl with a homemade marinade. Plus, discover timesaving strategies for preparing ingredients in advance, properly storing leftovers––and even throwing a pho party!
Meet your instructor, Andrea Nguyen, and dive right into making beautiful and delicious rice paper rolls with pork and shrimp. Andrea shares essential techniques for prepping ingredients and sauces and for handling rice paper. If you're a vegetarian, try a tofu roll!
Dip your toe into pho-making with Andrea's shortcut recipe that can be assembled quickly with ingredients found in most supermarkets. Satisfy that weeknight craving for this Vietnamese classic.
Visit an Asian market with Andrea to learn what you can stock in your kitchen to create authentic dishes, from lemon grass and napa cabbage to rice noodles, dried shrimp and jarred sauces.
With your pantry stocked, you're ready to tackle traditional pho from scratch. Cook and laugh along with Andrea as you prepare a chicken broth with toasted spices and charred aromatics.
Andrea shows how to strain your broth, then add noodles, herbs and more to assemble a soup that is as tasty as it is beautiful.
It's time to make the quintessential beef broth for your pho. Andrea discusses regional differences, then shows you how to prepare the classic Hanoi version by simmering marrow bones, then adding aromatics, spices and a touch of savory umami with dried seafood. As the broth cooks, you'll prepare the boneless beef as well.
When the broth is ready, you'll prepare your noodles and toppings, then assemble the bowl to serve. Delicious!
Whether you go out for pho or make it yourself, you'll want to eat it like a pro who has respect for the chef and the hours spent preparing it! Andrea discusses some pho faux pas and shows you how to prepare pho for a crowd and how to deal with leftovers.
Andrea wraps up the class with another classic favorite. The pork rice noodle bowl is easy to prepare partly in advance so you can enjoy it for a weeknight dinner. The rich, smoky flavor of marinated, grilled pork skewers is balanced by fresh lettuce, herbs and noodles. Drizzle some dipping sauce and enjoy!
"I have always wanted to learn how to make spring rolls and pho, and not only is this class perfect for that but the instructor's laid-back approach to doing things makes me feel confident that I can make these dishes on my own! I also appreciate the information in terms of shopping for ingredients and explaining why certain processes are done the way she does them. Awesome class!!"
Andrea Nguyen is one of Americaís leading voices on Asian cuisine. A cooking teacher, consultant, and writer, she wrote the acclaimed Asian Dumplings, Asian Tofu and the James Beard- and IACP-nominated Into the Vietnamese Kitchen.
by dblair8083579578 on August 28, 2016
Wonderful, in-depth lessons on some Vietnamese favorite by an excellent teacher. Clearly described and thorough with solid visuals. Made some of the recipes immediately and were given thumbs up from family. Our instructor was always interesting with a relaxed style. Enrolled in her "Dumplings" course as well and wish she had more. Outstanding experience and recommended highly.
by thymeonmyhands7 on June 1, 2016
This is the best class ever! Love the instructor and she gives you some easy things to make right up front so you can get started with your confidence.
by DianeGutman on May 31, 2016
Such a great class. I love her presentation skills. Notice how expressively she uses her body.She seems like she has studied acting or dancing. Perfect timing,etc.Would love more of Andrea.
by Ssmith94015 on February 28, 2016
I think my title for this review says it all!
I think my title for this review says it all!
by Joelle Gill Bishop on November 2, 2015
I have purchased many cooking classes on Craftsy and loved them but in the end Was left wanting more. This class keeps giving! This class allows us to dive into history, geography, agriculture and the fine art of cooking Phở. 9 whole lessons of amazing information. This is well worth the investment. Truly AMAZINGLY!!!!!
Ingredients vary by recipe; a complete list of pantry staples and cooking equipment is included with your class, including
You probably have all of the implements you need to cook along with Andrea. In the class you'll get to tag along (virtually) on a visit to an Asian market, where Andrea will show you what ingredients to look for. If you don't have access to an Asian market, many online retailers sell the ingredients you'll need.
Whenever you're ready! The lessons are available online any time, and your access to the class never expires.
As long as you need! Your access never expires, so you can come back again and again.
Ask your questions on the platform and you'll receive instructor feedback. Your fellow students are also likely to jump in and offer advice from their experiences.
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