Author(s): Van Tran
Street-food entrepreneurs Van and Anh bring you contemporary Vietnamese cooking for modern kitchens. With the freshest of ingredients, exquisite flavours, bright colours, sociable plates for sharing, and comforting broths for one, this is traditional cooking made utterly current. Vietnamese food is well-known these days - think cleansing noodle soups, succulent caramelized pork, spicy herb-filled baguettes, zingy salads, crunchy pickles, perfect dipping sauces, and moreish sweet coffee. But, sadly, Vietnamese cooking is not. Vietnam is a land of amazing markets with dawn-picked herbs, seasonal vegetables, coffee vendors and food stalls. But, thankfully, these days we can find scenes like that closer to home with the explosion of farmers markets and artisan producers. Van and Anh began their award-winning street-food in East London's Broadway Market, and that bustlingly fresh, creative market vibe typifies the cooking in this book.
Fresh and vibrant, street-food inspired, Vietnamese recipes that anyone can cook at home
Van Tran and Anh Vu began their first street-food stall in Broadway Market in 2009. BanhMi11 now has stalls across London markets, including Broadway and Berwick Street. They opened their first shop in 2012 and host a series of regular pop-up dinners. http://www.banhmi11.com/. Born in Vietnam, both spent their childhoods in Hanoi. Van moved to Sweden with her family aged 12, and Anh moved to England by herself aged 17. They met while studying at Oxford University. They have appeared on Jamie's Great Britain and Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries. The live in East London.