kitchen production | vietnamese rice noodle salad

I got a little carried away when preparing and “cooking” (this recipe actually didn’t need much cooking) so I only have a few clips of the food.

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I had a little poll on instagram as to what to make for dinner today. The winner is..

VIETNAMESE RICE NOODLE SALAD!!

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It was great! And it was luckily an easy recipe. The interesting part was the dressing. If you’re curious as to where I’m getting this, the recipe came from “Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck.” I haven’t cooked officially in the longest time so I decided that i needed to have a purpose before starting. I told a couple friends that I wanted to start cooking but I needed some taste tester. I figured if I have a responsibility, it’ll push me to follow through. So here we are!

Pretty & simple. πŸ™‚

I must admit, this was my first time making anything Vietnamese. I live in an area with lots of Vietnamese food so I don’t attempt to make it much but it was a nice challenge. Trying to get a sense of balance in the taste was crucial to the dish, I feel. Sadly, I have no Vietnamese friends so I can’t get any feedback from the source. (heh.) Also I’m not used to the palate of Vietnamese food. It had a lot of herbs and “refreshing” ingredients that I’m not used to eating!

Final part: Dressing!

I made some adjustment when I served it to my friend. I thought it needed some more “protein” and some spice to it so I added sausage to it. I know in some dishes, I remember them adding sausage so I thought it was appropriate for the dish.

FINAL Product! Looks & tastes great!

Overall, the dish was refreshing and tasty. I may make it again when I don’t want to eat anything heavy. I will say that I’m pretty lucky to not have to hunt for all the herbs because of the asian markets here.

VIETNAMESE RICE NOODLE SALAD: πŸ‘πŸΌ

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πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ – Damn tasty; definitely will make again
πŸ‘πŸΌ – Good; will make again, eventually
πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ- Eh; may not make again.. might need adjustment
πŸ‘ŽπŸΌπŸ‘ŽπŸΌ – Ew; don’t like and will not make again

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