How do you make a Vietnamese curry?

How do you make a Vietnamese curry?


  1. 2 lb (907.2 g) chicken any cut, chopped into large 2-3″ pieces.
  2. 1 1/2 lb (680.4 g) potatoes.
  3. 1/2 lb (226.8 g) carrots.
  4. 1 medium-sized onion.
  5. 4 garlic cloves finely chopped.
  6. 2 stalks lemongrass cut into 5″ pieces then split lengthwise, smashed to expose more leaves.
  7. 3 bay leaves.
  8. 1/2 cup coconut milk.

How is Vietnamese curry different?

Vietnamese chicken curry is much thinner than Japanese or Thai curry. It tastes much closer to Japanese curry, but with a subtle sweetness from coconut milk that Thai curry has. There really is nothing better than dipping a toasty piece of bread into the rich broth!

Do Vietnamese use coconut milk?

Coconut is a staple in Vietnamese cooking. Coconut water is used for braising, larger pieces of grated coconut are used as toppings, and coconut milk is used in curries and sweet puddings.

What can I serve with Vietnamese chicken curry?

Vietnamese chicken curry or cà ri gà is a warm and delicious bowl of tender chicken and potatoes stewed in a rich and creamy yellow coconut curry broth. It’s traditionally eaten three ways: ladled over steamed rice, rice noodles, or serve on the side with a toasty baguette for dipping.

Is curry popular in Vietnam?

Chicken curry is an indispensable dish in many social gathering events, such as weddings, funerals, graduations, and the yearly death anniversary of a loved one. Similar to Cambodia, curry in Vietnam is eaten either with bread, steamed rice, or round rice noodles (rice vermicelli).

How can I thicken my Vietnamese curry?

Taste test, and if needed, add 1 additional teaspoon of sugar. If you’d like a thicker sauce, allow the liquid to evaporate further. To naturally thicken the curry, blend 1 cup of the cooked Russet potatoes with some of the liquid. Pour it back in the pot and mix well.

What does Vietnamese food taste like?

Vietnamese food is distinct and unforgettable. Spread across street-side vendors and high-end restaurants, typical Vietnamese food tastes salty, sweet, sour and hot.

How do you make Vietnamese curry soup?


  1. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  2. 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, skin removed and cut into pieces.
  3. 1 onion, cut into chunks.
  4. 2 shallots, thinly sliced.
  5. 2 cloves garlic, chopped.
  6. ⅛ cup thinly sliced fresh ginger root.
  7. 1 stalk lemon grass, cut into 2 inch pieces.
  8. 4 tablespoons curry powder.

Is Vietnamese curry different from Indian curry?

Indian [curries] have to be thick, aromatic, rich, creamy and spicy. But here we put lemongrass, add sweet potato and taro because [Vietnamese] have a sweet tooth. So the curries we eat here are a hybridized taste, completely different from ones eaten in [India],” Lam, the spice vendor at Ben Thanh, said.

Who brought Curry to Vietnam?

Curry came to Vietnam with the migration of around 6,000 immigrants from another French colony at the time – the port city of Pondicherry, India.

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