Introducing: ‘PHO NIGHTS’ an evening of nourishing Noodle broth – Hanoi Cà Phê will help you banish the winter blues and sniffly colds with our heartwarming national dish 🇻🇳🍲🇻🇳
Enjoy our delicious homemade Pho this weekend:
@mothersruine17 – Friday 10th & Saturday 11th November (5-10pm)
@hoestmarket – Sunday 12th November (12-4pm)
An Easter break to Vietnam has given me the fantastic opportunity to eat and be inspired by yet more fresh, delicious and healthy food from the motherland.
Our delicious meal this evening at Nhà Hàng Ngon (160 Pasteur, Dist.1 Saigon) was Garlic greens, clay pot fish and hot sour soup with fragrant steam rice. Washed down with an ice chilled Saigon beer – simply delicious.
The last time I stepped foot in beautiful Vietnam was 7 years ago! Wow, now 7 years later I am mother of two gorgeous boys (who make wonderful kitchen helpers) and I have embarked on the dream of setting up my Vietnamese street food business.
Today I make the long awaited journey to revisit the motherland. I’ve been told much has changed and I’m both nervous and excited.
One thing is for sure, I will be experiencing, and of course eating some of the best and healthiest food in the world! Which obviously means I get to eat LOTS 😋😋😋
On Tuesday, I will start my culinary journey at The Saigon Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City http://www.saigoncookingclass.com
I will be buying fresh ingredients from Ben Thanh market with chief Khang then we will be cooking the following dishes – I cannot wait!
– Fresh spring rolls with prawns, pork, fresh herbs and rice noodles. Saigon Cooking Class’s peanut dipping sauce – Gỏi cuốn.
– Green Mango, “Cang Cua” sala, baby spinach & BBQ chicken with sate – Gỏi gà.
– Fried rice with lotus seeds, prawns, chicken, carrots & green peas folded in a fresh lotus leaf –
Cơm gói lá sen.
– Surprise seasonal dessert.
This week we have been lucky enough to experience and taste the Basque regional cuisine in Northern Spain. From green tomatoes, ultra fresh giant shrimps (which Eddie helped me prepare and cook) to renowned Pintxos bars in San Sebastián serving the finest tapas style snacking food, we have been well fed with food and inspiration!
I will certainly be taking elements of the fresh, colourful and vibrant Vasco flavours to influence Hanoi Ca Phe.
Love – Food – Travel – Inspiration!