Vietnamese Recipes

During my 10day stop in Ho Chi Minh, I stayed at the Ngoc Thao Guesthouse in the backpacker area. The owners and everyone who worked there were very friendly and helpful with whatever we needed. They offered to prepare a typical Vietnamese meal for us where we would get to go shopping with them to the local food market, help them cook and then finally eat with them. The other time, one of the girls who works there, Tran, took me for breakfast to her favourite place which is actually a few tables set up in somebody’s house. Let me tell you, it was best Mi Quang I’ve had (see featured image of this post). I hope I can treat her to breakfast someday!

Back to recipes, there will be 3.

Sauteed Morning Glory – This one is dead easy but we really enjoyed it and decided to put it up lest I forget by the time my travels are over.

Braised chicken with ginger – This one was everyone’s favourite

Sour Fish soup – a light soup for those hot summer days

Happy cooking!

Sauteed Morning Glory

I don’t have the exact measurements for this so I’ll try and approximate but adjust the seasonings as per your liking.

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 500gms Morning Glory, stems only but leave some leaves on
  • 2tbspn sunflower oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • .5tspn sugar


  1. Heat oil in a wok, on medium to high flame. Sautee garlic till golden.
  2. Add morning glory and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add salt and sugar. Add couple of tbspns of water and cover and let cook till stems are tender but still have a bite.