Introduction to the Yin & Yang of Vietnamese Cuisine
February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm$65.00
Chinese and French influences have given Vietnam’s food a uniquely delicious and healthy quality. Learn how to create the fresh, light and complex flavors that set apart Vietnamese dishes from other Asian cuisines. Discover the secrets of Asian herbs and spices and how to achieve the delicate, subtle balance of yin and yang in Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. While dishes like Banh Mi and Pho have taken hold of their culinary contributions, that’s just the beginning of this exquisite and complex country.
In this Vietnamese cooking class, you’ll be using everyday ingredients so whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, it will be easy to recreate these dishes at home. To begin, you will be learning to create a bánh mì including the complementary pickled carrots and pickled daikon and the unique sauce to compile the sandwich. Once done with this, we will move on to making some traditional and delicious Vietnamese-style scallion pancakes. Scallion pancakes are not made with batter, but rather with a soft-but-elastic dough. The rolled-out dough is pan-fried to a crisp, flakiness and served as a street snack.
**This is a hands-on class. Each person will have their own station to learn alongside with Chef Nico. You can eat or take your creation afterwards. An electronic recipe & instruction card is emailed to you within 72-hours after the conclusion of the class.**