Vietnamese Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry (2)

A quick version of Ca Ri Ga ( chicken curry) from ” Alice’s Cook Book” by Alice Hart. If you have chopped root ginger or torn kaffir lime leaves add with the garlic. Prawns or cubed pork can be used instead of chicken. If you haver time leave the chicken to marinate for an hour before cooking. SErve with french baguette or some steamed rice.

Prawn and Marrow Soup (2)

A tasty soup from ” The Vietnamese Market Cookbook”. It calls for Gia which can usually be brought in Oriental Supermarkets but is easy to prepare at home. Mix 2 parts sugar, 1 part sea salt, 1 part ground black pepper and 1 part garlic powder. Store in a jar.

Prawn Tamarind (2)

If I had to pick one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life it would most probably be the food of Vietnam. I very much miss my local Vietnamese restaurants that i used to visit from time to time in Hackney and Shoreditch before I moved to Bristol . Today I am going to share a few recipes from ” The Vietnamese Market Cookbook” by Van Tran and Anh Vu. The two women started with a little stall selling Banh Mi and good Vietnamese Coffee in Broadway Market before running a supper club and eventually opening restaurants in Shoreditch and Clerkenwell.