Video:Vietnamese Saladwith Lan from Viet Cafe
Looking for a new twist to your boring old salad? Then try this healthy and tasty Vietnamese salad - great for vegetarians, or anyone looking to add some more veggies to their diet.See Transcript
Transcript:Vietnamese SaladHi! My name is Lan, chef at Viet Cafe in New York City for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make the vegetarian salad. Vegetarian dishes are very popular in Vietnam, so there are many choices for vegetarians.
Vietnamese Salad IngredientsTo make this dish you are going to need:
- about 1/2 cup julienned carrots
- 1/4 cup of mushroom, you can either use canned mushroom or fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 4 tbsp toasted peanuts or sesame seeds depending on your taste
- 2 cups of julienned taro root
- 1 cake of tofu
- 1/2 cup watercress
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- a bit of vinegar
- a pinch of sugar
Prepare the Vietnamese SaladFirst of all to prepare the carrot you have to julienne the carrot. Use a mandolin and julienne the carrot and the taro. To prepare the tofu, slice it up, and put it on the sauce pan with oil, wait until its really hot, put the tofu in and cook until its yellow. Next add the mushroom, julienned taro and carrots to the tofu, just lightly cook the mixture. Take them off the stove, in a mixing bowl add bean sprouts, watercress, soy sauce, and toss it all up.
Serve the Vietnamese SaladNext, transfer to a plate. Sprinkle toasted peanuts or sesame depending on your taste. And there you are the vegetarian salad.
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