The Lunar New Year, known as Tet in Vietnam, starts from February 1. In terms of what to prepare, you can consider kho Trung (special pork special) or banh chung (stuffed rice cake) pork, green beans, and chives) from the “Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook,” which has a chapter about the holiday. There are many more satisfying but less elaborate recipes in this book by the founder of the excellent Red Boat fish sauce company, Cuong Pham – written by a food writer and a chef – including Quick Red Boat bacon; shrimp and green beans; broccolini with garlic sauce; and chicken soup with cellophane noodles. Some dishes are far from Vietnam, like marinara noodles, to showcase the versatility of fish sauce. (Fried party chicken wings with a little tapioca can boost your health during the break.) There’s also a complete list of homemade cham cham dipping sauces and ingredients instructions. . The story of Mr. Pham, his family and essential spices is woven throughout.
“Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook” by Cuong Pham with Tien Nguyen and Diep Tran (Harvest, $25).
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