Now it's easy to sample this intriguing cuisine at home


Political upheaval, ironically, can leave a bright legacy in the kitchen. Out of Vietnam’s long history of domination ― by the Chinese and, later, the French ― emerged an exciting multicultural cuisine.

Cooking techniques from those world-class cuisines, applied to the country’s tropical bounty, created a vivid palette of flavors and textures unique among Asian traditions.

This sampler of Vietnamese classics ― based on easy techniques ― gives you a taste of this intriguing cuisine.

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