Saturday, 10 December 2011

Vietnamese foods - 2008

On the 1st of February 2008, Vietnam Post issued the stamp series which  introduces traditional Vietnamese foods: Nem rán (Fried roll) and Phở  bò (Rice noodle soup with beef).

2-1: Nem rán (Fried roll)
Fried roll is made from soften rice paper,  mixing meat, vegetable, and seasoning material. Soften rice paper by dipping, one at a time, into warm water. Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of filling in centre of each sheet, then fold up bottom over filling and fold sides over and roll up tightly. The filling consisted of the mixed  of meat, vegetable and other seasoning material which have been fried .
In a saucepan, heat oil, then fry rolls over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until golden on all sides.

2-2: Phở bò (Rice noodle soup with beef)
Pho is a noodle soup which may also include basil leaves, lime, bean sprouts, peppers and chillies. Thin cuts of meat (beef, pork or chicken) can also added to the soup. Other contents of this dish include rice noodles, and meat broth. The broth itself is made by simmering the meat, bones, oxtails, flank steak, onions and several spices. The whole broth making process can take as much as several hours. 

This official FDC also issued together with stamps features fried roll and has a specific postmark.

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