If you recently traveled to Vietnam and want to cook traditional Vietnamese food at home you will need to follow these suggestions. There are many health benefits associated with this type of Asian cuisine but in order to reap the maximum benefits you will need to get the right kitchen appliances, without the right appliances your ingredients will not mix properly leading to bad tasting food.
To find the right kitchen appliances you can visit websites like Blenders 101 and write down the names of all the different blenders until you find the top 10 based on your specific needs. Vietnamese cooking requires a considerable amount of crushed chili so unless you want to use the mortar and pestle you will need to make sure the blender you do select is truly the most reliable. After you have found the specific type of blender that is the most suitable you need to shop around until you locate the merchant with the most competitive pricing, this due diligence will take anywhere from 10-20 minutes to complete but it is necessary.
Once you have the new blender you will need to start sourcing for the freshest ingredients possible. In Vietnam most of the people there purchase their food directly from the farmer so it is very fresh, this “freshness” is one of the primary reasons the food tastes delicious. A good way to find this food is by searching on the Internet for a local Vietnamese community or shopping centers. Now that you know where to get the ingredients and have all of the necessary appliances the very last step is finding the recipes. Since this could be your very first time cooking traditional Vietnamese food you may feel slightly apprehensive so what you need to do is look on platforms like YouTube which will provide you with access to a plethora of Vietnamese chefs both here in North America and from around the world. Now you can start reviewing the various recipes until you find the one you like more than all of the others. In time you will be able to try the more complex dishes but it would be prudent to pace yourself, by slowly developing your culinary skills you could become an expert in Vietnamese cuisine. The next time you travel to Vietnam you will be able to speak with chefs and get helpful tips from them on how they create their dishes so have fun experimenting.