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!
Addictive and flavorful, Asian dumplings are an international favorite. Learn how to make some of the most popular dumplings from China, Japan and Korea as award-winning cookbook author Andrea Nguyen guides you through five approachable recipes she developed just for home cooks. You’ll work with store-bought wrappers to perfect three artful dumpling shapes, and then mix your own dough in three colors. Create tasty fillings using shrimp and scallion, pork and shiitake mushrooms, and kimchi and tofu, and discover multiple cooking techniques, from poaching in a delicious ginger broth to frying and steaming. Plus, learn four easy dipping sauces to pair with your dumplings, and bring the irresistible flavors of Asia to your own table!