Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hosting A.W.E.D. - Vietnam

Hello Friends,

So, here is it, A.W.E.D. is back on my blog. I would like to thank DK of Chef In You to give me another opportunity to host this month's A.W.E.D, which is taking a tour of Vietnam. Yes, friends, December month's AWED will feature Vietnamese Cuisine.

Info Source: Wikipedia


Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by People's Republic of China (PRC) to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea, referred to as East Sea, to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.

Vietnam is an agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivation.

Vietnamese cuisine uses very little oil and many vegetables. Vietnamese cuisine is a style of cooking derived from Vietnam with fish sauce, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables all commonly used. Vietnamese recipes utilize a diverse range of herbs, including lemongrass, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander and Thai basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for freshness of the ingredients and for the healthy eating style.

The most common meats used in Vietnamese cuisine are beef, pork, chicken, fish, and various kinds of seafood. The Vietnamese also have a strong vegetarian tradition influenced by Buddhist values.

Typical Vietnamese family meals:
  • A typical meal for the average Vietnamese family would include:
  • Individual bowls of rice
  • Meat, fish or seafood (grilled, boiled, steamed, stewed or stir fried with vegetables)
  • Stir-fried, raw, pickled or steamed vegetables
  • Canh (a clear broth with vegetables and often meat or seafood) or other Vietnamese-style soup
  • Prepared fish sauce and/or soy sauce for dipping, to which garlic, chili, ginger or lime juice are sometimes added according to taste.

All dishes apart from the individual bowls of rice are communal and to be shared.

Google it for the rest that you want to check out for.

Here are some rules that needs to be followed to participate in the event:
  • Archived recipes are welcome if updated with the logo and this announcement (no need to repost it), but I would suggest and prefer if you make a new recipe that you haven't tried before.
  • As this is a VEGETARIAN blog, only VEG recipes are allowed. Eggs are allowed only if used in baking. NO MEAT IS ALLOWED OF ANY KIND.
  • Use of Logo is MANDATORY.
  • Post it on your blog and link it to this announcement and DK's announcement.
  • Multiple recipes are permitted
  • Send me an email with AWED - Vietnam in the subject line at priyaDOTmitharwalATgmailDOTcom with these details:-
Your Name
Name of your blog
Recipe Name
Link of the recipe
Picture of the recipe
  • Last Date for sending entries is December 31st 2010. 
  • Even if you are a non blogger, please feel free to send in your entries :)

I hope to see lots of varieties. Let your recipes keep flowing.

That is all for now. Take care till next post.

7 comments:

Swathi said...

Happpy hosting. Let me see what i can come up with.

Jayasri Ravi said...

very Interesting!, I will definitely try to do something for this too...

simply.food said...

You are going to be busy with all these event son your blog.Happy Hosting Intersting culinery choice.

Shobha said...

Nice event .. Happy hosting!
will send my entry.

Jaleela Kamal said...

nice event

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