Ingredients: demerara sugar, ginger, coriander, clove, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, sesame, black pepper, lemongrass
Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the world's healthiest cuisines and is best known for its use of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, rice, a limited use of oil and a selective use of spices to achieve optimum flavor.
Like much of Asian cuisine, Vietnamese cooking has been perfected over thousands of years and they’ve mastered their culinary skills by flawlessly balancing opposite flavors – this is often referred to as the yin and yang. Vietnamese cuisine utilizes five flavor elements – sour, bitter, spicy, sweet and salty. Meals are built around each of these distinct flavors, which when used in ideal portions are exquisitely harmonious.
In this country when we think of balancing opposites in a meal we’re more apt to consider colors, temperatures and textures. The Vietnamese, on the other hand, will use specific types from the same group (i.e. pork) which may be served as either cold or hot. But for every “hot” flavor there must be a corresponding “cool” or “cold” flavor.
Many Americans have mistakenly stereotyped Vietnamese cuisine as being centered around rice and stir fries. While rice is used in many forms, the Vietnamese also make great use of meat (especially beef, chicken, pork and seafood), lots of fish sauce, herbs (such as cilantro, lemongrass and mint) and tropical fruits (banana, mango, papaya and rambutan). Cooking ingredients, style and techniques have made their way into Vietnam over the years from Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and France. The French held colonial rule over Vietnam from 1887 until 1954.
Prior to 1975, and the completion of the Vietnam War, the amount of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S. was practically non-existent. By 1980 they numbered more than 200,000 and in 2010 the number of Vietnamese Americans was rapidly approaching 2 million strong.
So while the number of Vietnamese restaurants is still minuscule, compared to the much greater numbers of Chinese and Thai restaurants as well as sushi bars, their numbers are rising steadily. This increasing popularity is perfectly aligned with Vietnam’s lighter, fresher cuisine reputation and also by their exotic Asian flavors that more Americans are craving.
Some of the better known Vietnamese pork recipes include bun bo hue (a hearty, meaty broth noodle dish typically made with beef and pork), banh xeo (a crispy crepe stuffed with pork, shrimp and bean sprouts), com suon nuong (a barbecued tender pork cutlet served over white com) and cao lau (a pork noodle dish).
THIS IS THE HIGHEST QUALITY YOU CAN GET! GREAT FLAVOR AND AROMA WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Shipping charges vary from country to country so I just picked one of the highest. I will refund any shipping charges above actual charges to your location.
Payment is appreciated at time of purchase. I accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Check or money order welcome - order will be shipped 10 days after receipt of check/money order to allow check or money order to clear bank.
Even though we say that we ship in 1-2 weeks, in most instances we try to ship within 5-7 business days. All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.
Buyer pays for shipping to return items to Ye Olde Spice Guy.
We will not issue refunds on any items once an order is placed.
Orders from INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS:
Any customs fees will be paid by the customer.
Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive. Thank you for your patience. If it has been past this time frame, please contact me and I will be glad to work with your to resolve the issue.
IMPORTANT! By purchasing items from Ye Olde Spice Guy you accept all terms and policies.