Luke goes through the some of the essentials of Vietnamese cooking. These tips will help you refine your technique and achieve authentic flavours in your cooking.
Vietnamese cooking is renowned for its use of fresh herbs. Look for them in your local Vietnamese or Asian market, as there is really no substitute for their unique flavour and aroma. To keep the herbs fresh, wrap the herbs in a damp cloth and keep refrigerated. Here is a list of essential herbs with descriptions and their medicinal qualities.