Filming about Vietnamese home cooking: Vietnamese food is famous with its deliciousness, healthiness, presentation, variety, and is being appreciated by so many people, and charmed even renowned chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay. Many of them also come to film cooking show in Vietnam.
However, most Vietnamese food being known by international people are those that is usually being cooked at restaurants, such as phở, bún chả, bánh mì, bánh xèo, bún bò Huế, etc. And people might be surprised to learn that those foods aren’t being regularly cooked at home, nor at celebrations or gathering. An average Vietnamese person doesn’t cook pho on a weekly and even monthly basis (and certainly not daily basis).
There were already many filming about famous Vietnamese dishes that you can see at a lot of restaurants and even odd dishes, but there weren’t much about home-made Vietnamese dishes. Because of that, Vietnam Filming Fixer had the chance to work with Elephant to produce 8 videos about home-made Vietnamese food in Northern families in Vietnam. Let’s discover those on arte channel with program Invitation Au Voyage / Stadt Land Kunst.
There are some differences between Vietnamese food at restaurants and at home. There are already many filming about Vietnamese food at restaurants, but not so much for Vietnamese food at home. Let’s discover some Vietnamese food at home!
Dish 1: fish soup with tomatoes (cá quả nấu canh chua)
Cooked by Ms. Huong Song Phan – retired teacher at Tan Hoa, Vu Thu, Thai Binh
Dish 2: beef with star fruit and green bananas (vó bò)
Cooked by Ms. Lan Nguyen – retired teacher at Vu Thu town, Thai Binh
Dish 3: pork and pig’s skin with powdered grilled rice and fig leaves (nem trộn thính)
Cooked by Ms. Huong Thanh Nguyen – retired teacher at Vu Thu town, Thai Binh
Dish 4: soup of snails, tofu, green bananas and some other vegetables (ốc nấu đậu phụ chuối xanh)
Cooked by Ms. Lien Thi Pham – farmer at Minh Khai, Vu Thu, Thai Binh
Dish 5: fried spring rolls (chả bánh đa nem)
Cooked by a couple of husband and wife at Long Bien, Hanoi
Dish 6: fresh spring rolls
Cooked by Ms. Khanh Nguyen – banker at Ha Dong, Hanoi
Dish 7: shrimp and squid stir fry with vegetables
Cooked by Ms. Mau Tran – retired doctor at Ha Dong, Hanoi
Dish 8: vermicelli with duck and bamboo shoot
Cooked by Ms. Ha – retired teacher at Cau Giay, Hanoi