Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Delicious Vietnam #6 Roundup

Delicious Vietnam #6 attracted some wonderful entries, with a slant towards vegetarian dishes.  Vegetables feature prominently in Vietnamese food anyway, and at least several days a month many Vietnamese eat vegetarian dishes, so it is no surprise to see many participants posting vegetarian recipes.  All of the posts look delicious and will have you eager to try recreating them.

Anh and I both tried our hands at papaya salad, Anh's being strictly vegetarian, while mine features shrimp and fish sauce.  Here's the link to Anh's post: http://www.anhsfoodblog.com/2010/09/vietnamese-vegan-papaya-salad-delicious.html

My take on papaya salad can be found here: http://rumahmakanmurni.blogspot.com/2010/10/papaya-salad-with-grilled-shrimp-goi-u.html

Hong and Kim posted a recipe for soup with stuffed bitter melon.  Their version of canh kho qua can be found here: http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/2010/10/canh-kho-qua-bitter-melon-soup.html

Mai also chose to feature a soup.  She chose to post a recipe for bun bung.  Here's a link to her dish: http://www.flavorboulevard.com/bun-bung-sort-of/

Lan posted a classic Vietnamese comfort food, com ga.  I certainly wouldn't be angry about having this for dinner.  Here's the link to her post: Com Ga - Vietnamese Chicken & Rice

Pepy posted two related recipes.  She presented some delicious looking chao tom accompanied by  nuoc mam cham.  Here are the links to her dishes: http://indonesia-eats.blogspot.com/2010/10/vietnamese-dipping-fish-sauce-nuoc-mam.html and http://indonesia-eats.blogspot.com/2010/10/vietnamese-grilled-shrimp-on-sugarcane.html

Debra chose to do a vegetarian version of banh mi.  Her version features a mushroom paté and looks delicious.  Here's a link to her post:http://bearheadsoup.blogspot.com/2010/10/banh-mi-chay-delicious-vietnam-6.html

 Finally, we had several desserts.  Miss Adventure posted a recipe for a simple, yet delicious banh khoai mi.   This is just the kind of dessert my wife loves, so I'm sure I'll be giving it a try sometime soon.  The link to her post is here: http://missadventureathome.blogspot.com/2010/10/banh-khoai-mi-vietnamese-cassava.html

Julia also posted a recipe for a dessert.  Che is one of those treats that people discover when they get the chance to travel to Vietnam.  There are countless versions using a variety of ingredients.  Julia's features corn, lotus seeds and peanuts.  Here's a link to her post: http://beginnermomontherun.blogspot.com/2010/10/delicious-vietnam-6-hubsters-che-with.html

I'd like to thank everyone for their participation in Delicious Vietnam #6, the monthly blogging event celebrating Vietnamese food.  Thanks to Anh and Kim and Hoang for starting this monthly celebration, and for allowing me to host this month's roundup.

The host for next month is Nina, of the blog MissAdventureAtHome.  The submission deadline is November 14, 2010.  For full details on how to participate, please go to the Delicious Vietnam page at Ravenous Couple's blog.


  1. thanks again for hosting! everything looks wonderful.

  2. great round up and love the vegetarian theme was we don't seem to cook enough with vegetables! :)

  3. great roundup! Thanks for hosting :)

  4. Thank you for the link!
    I noticed that you happened to put the papaya salad link in place of Hong and Kim's link for canh kho qua, though. :-P

    - Mai from Flavor Boulevard

  5. Mai,
    Thanks for catching that mix-up with Hong and Kim's link; it's now fixed. I'm surprised no one else mentioned that. That's what happens when you post late in the day without proofreading carefully.


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