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The official cookbook of 100 recipes from the cult favorite and top chef lauded fish sauce brand, Red Boat Fish Sauce  You wouldn't expect a condiment made of  anchovies to gain cult status—but that's exactly what Red Boat Fish Sauce did, earning praise from food titans like David Chang, Andrea Nguyen, and Ruth Reichl. But what's even more incredible is the story behind it The official cookbook of 100 recipes from the cult favorite and top chef lauded fish sauce brand, Red Boat Fish Sauce  You wouldn't expect a condiment made


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The official cookbook of 100 recipes from the cult favorite and top chef lauded fish sauce brand, Red Boat Fish Sauce  You wouldn't expect a condiment made of  anchovies to gain cult status—but that's exactly what Red Boat Fish Sauce did, earning praise from food titans like David Chang, Andrea Nguyen, and Ruth Reichl. But what's even more incredible is the story behind it The official cookbook of 100 recipes from the cult favorite and top chef lauded fish sauce brand, Red Boat Fish Sauce  You wouldn't expect a condiment made of  anchovies to gain cult status—but that's exactly what Red Boat Fish Sauce did, earning praise from food titans like David Chang, Andrea Nguyen, and Ruth Reichl. But what's even more incredible is the story behind its success and founder, Cuong Pham. After a year-long journey to America from Vietnam after the war, he found himself working for Steve Jobs at Apple in 1984. But, all the while, he missed the tastes of his childhood—what the grocery store had just wasn't it—and set out to find what he and his family remembered so acutely.With this collection of 100 recipes, learn how to punch up flavor in Vietnamese classics like Bún Chà and Sugarcane Shrimp—but also in favorites like Chicken Wings and Pork Roast. With behind-the-scenes stories in every chapter spanning from breakfast, dinner, snacks, desserts, and holiday celebrations, this book encompasses a true American story and is the perfect guide to using this incredible pantry staple.

20 review for The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook: Beloved Recipes from the Family Behind the Purest Fish Sauce

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Bayer

    This is a lovely cookbook whether you're familiar with their fish sauce or not. I guarantee you'll want to go buy some bottles after reading about its history, how it's made, and how you can use it in all of these traditional recipes. There are lovely color photos of most of the dishes and they all have a wonderful history behind them. Many are from the author's mother. Some are all-day traditional affairs while others are for quick(ish) dinners. If you want to learn how to make traditional Viet This is a lovely cookbook whether you're familiar with their fish sauce or not. I guarantee you'll want to go buy some bottles after reading about its history, how it's made, and how you can use it in all of these traditional recipes. There are lovely color photos of most of the dishes and they all have a wonderful history behind them. Many are from the author's mother. Some are all-day traditional affairs while others are for quick(ish) dinners. If you want to learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes or to just experiment with some tasty dishes, this will be a fun guide. There is no nutritional information provided. A few recipes use their other products like palm sugar. The recipes tend to use large text and a big, colorful retro design, so they can sometimes take up three pages. This isn't a book I'm likely to use much but I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot.I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Juli

    It isn't often that I actually sit down and read a cookbook...but I read this one! I loved the story about how Red Boat Fish Sauce got started, the intro about Vietnamese cooking and ingredients, and the family anecdotes and photos! My son and his wife have been living in Vietnam (she is a teacher there) for two years now and they always talk about how wonderful the food is. I have already ordered a physical copy of this book (comes out in October -- can't wait!) not only because it will allow m It isn't often that I actually sit down and read a cookbook...but I read this one! I loved the story about how Red Boat Fish Sauce got started, the intro about Vietnamese cooking and ingredients, and the family anecdotes and photos! My son and his wife have been living in Vietnam (she is a teacher there) for two years now and they always talk about how wonderful the food is. I have already ordered a physical copy of this book (comes out in October -- can't wait!) not only because it will allow me to try Vietnamese foods, but also because the instructions are clearly explained and the ingredients lists are easy to follow. I did not find a single ingredient that I couldn't find at a local store or Asian grocery. Yay! The recipes are gathered into chapters covering everything from breakfast dishes and party foods to stocks and desserts/drinks. The recipes are printed in an easily read font with lovely color photographs. The cooking instructions are simple, but clear. I have never cooked any Vietnamese dishes before...but I'm confident that this cookbook will help me do that with little problem. Lovely cookbook with varied recipes! I've already made a couple of dishes -- so good! Can't wait to get my physical copy! **I voluntarily read a review copy of this cookbook from Mariner Books. All opinions expressed are entirely my own**

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Reviews

    The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook written by Cuong Pham with Tien Nguyen and Diep Tran with photos by Oriana Koren is a vibrant, informative, and fascinating collection of delicious recipes. I loved learning about Vietnam’s culture and cuisine, the author’s life, as well as general cooking practices. The book features interesting and often unique recipes for dishes including stews, soups, sandwiches, and drinks. Who knew that Red Boat Fish Sauce is so versatile! This book is divided into chapters The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook written by Cuong Pham with Tien Nguyen and Diep Tran with photos by Oriana Koren is a vibrant, informative, and fascinating collection of delicious recipes. I loved learning about Vietnam’s culture and cuisine, the author’s life, as well as general cooking practices. The book features interesting and often unique recipes for dishes including stews, soups, sandwiches, and drinks. Who knew that Red Boat Fish Sauce is so versatile! This book is divided into chapters which include phamily pantry; breakfast; appetizers and snacks; salads and vegetables; kho (braises); seafood; pork; chicken and beef; feasts; sweets and drinks; pickles, sauces, condiments and master stocks; and menu planning. There is also a fascinating introduction which includes the author’s family history, the origins of the company. and the fish sauce production process. The addition of family pictures as well as those of the fish sauce making process and even the factory workers are a great personal touch. I love this cookbook! It is a fascinating and unique blend of food, culture, and history. I particularly love the stories: from Pham’s history to the personal family anecdotes, the fish sauce making process, and even the anchovy catching process! Pham teaches us so much about Vietnamese culture, cuisine, and general cookery. The book features clear and approachable language. The recipes are meticulously detailed and many include useful tips. Each recipe begins with a write-up. Some are brief while many are lengthy but all are interesting and useful. Through the write-ups, you learn about the tasting notes of the recipe, helpful tips, Vietnamese culture, and even family stories. I particularly like the guides on important things like deboning a fish, using bones to make stocks, as well as assembling your own bánh mì with various fillings and pickles. I even love that there is a section where Pham guides us through a bountiful day of eating in Sài Gòn! The book features typical recipes like chicken wings, pasta marinara (livened up with fish sauce, of course!) and seafood chowder. There are also favorites like Brisket Phở, Bún Chả Hanoi (noodle salad with pork patties), Bò Kho (beef stew), Cà Ri Gà (Chicken Curry), and Honeycomb Cake (no actual honey involved!). I loved seeing lesser known recipes like Salted Meyer Lemon Soda (spiced up with Thai chiles!), and Canh Chua (Pineapple Catfish Soup). Most of the ingredients are fairly accessible and moderately inexpensive. Essential pantry staples include pork, shrimp, lemongrass, coconut cream, and coconut milk. However, many of the recipes are time and labour intensive and also require lots of ingredients. Therefore, this book is more suited for readers with some kitchen experience. The book’s overall design is fun and fitting! I love the beautiful eye-catching colours and the wonderful fonts. I do wish more of the recipes had accompanying pictures. However, the included pictures are clean and bright with wonderfully simple staging that effectively highlights the gorgeous food. But, I wish the book was organized a little more comprehensively. I also would have liked to see more variation in the dessert and drink offerings. The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook is a wonderful and delicious recipe collection which celebrates the iconic fish sauce as well as Vietnamese cuisine and culture. This book was truly informative and unique. I cannot wait to whip up some of these unique creations! This fascinating book will be a perfect gift for the experienced chef in your life!Thank you to NetGalley and Mariner Books for this book in exchange for an honest review. 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟 out of 5 fishes!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Allin

    I have been a fan of fish sauce for years, ever since my first taste, and always have a bottle of Red Boat Fish Sauce in my pantry being a firm believer that everything is better with fish sauce. When I saw that a cookbook from Red Boat was coming out I knew I had to have it! This cookbook was more than I even imagined. The history of Red Boat was very interesting! Its founder, Cuong Pham, a Vietnamese refugee found himself working for Apple in the early days of Steve Jobs but couldn't forget th I have been a fan of fish sauce for years, ever since my first taste, and always have a bottle of Red Boat Fish Sauce in my pantry being a firm believer that everything is better with fish sauce. When I saw that a cookbook from Red Boat was coming out I knew I had to have it! This cookbook was more than I even imagined. The history of Red Boat was very interesting! Its founder, Cuong Pham, a Vietnamese refugee found himself working for Apple in the early days of Steve Jobs but couldn't forget the flavors of his childhood. He realized that Vietnamese food in the US didn't taste right because the fish sauce wasn't right. He became committed to discovering what made premium authentic fish sauce and invested in a small company in Vietnam. Shortly there after the company told him they wanted out and left him with the company which he parlayed into the number one name in fish sauce. This is no meager cookbook. There are recipes for everything from breakfast to dinner and cocktails. The Vietnamese standards, Banh Mi and Noodle bowls are included, along with others I've never heard of. Also are several decidedly not Vietnamese dishes that have me the most excited to try. Pasta Marinara, Ribeye w/Red Boat Butter, Burgers with Red Boat Dressing, Bacon, and Bric-a-Brac (their take on Chex Mix). I can only imagine the umami “essence of deliciousness” that Red Boat Fish Sauce will bring to all these dishes. I also learned that Red Boat has several other products that I was completely unaware of: salt, peppercorns, sugar and others. This cookbook will be released for publication on October 12, 2021 but it available from all the typical booksellers and their website. I will getting mine! I would like to thank #NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for allowing me to review an e-copy of #TheRedBoatFishSauceCookbook.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Wallace

    I loved this cookbook and the great traditional recipes. I have already purchased some bottles of the fish sauce for myself and family members after reading about its history and how it can be used in all of these traditional recipes. The photos of the various dishes are beautiful. Some of the recipes are quick and easy and some are all day traditional family affairs. My daughter and husband love Vietnamese dishes so this is the book I was looking for. My daughter is learning to cook so she will I loved this cookbook and the great traditional recipes. I have already purchased some bottles of the fish sauce for myself and family members after reading about its history and how it can be used in all of these traditional recipes. The photos of the various dishes are beautiful. Some of the recipes are quick and easy and some are all day traditional family affairs. My daughter and husband love Vietnamese dishes so this is the book I was looking for. My daughter is learning to cook so she will be getting copy for Christmas. Highly recommend,

  6. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook is a beautiful fusion of cross-culture synergy and tasty twists on familiar traditional recipes. Due out in late 2021 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it's 320 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. This is, certainly, a recipe collection and cookbook packed with tasty recipes. More than that, though, it's a readable and engaging family story of food and hospitality which tie us all together wit Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook is a beautiful fusion of cross-culture synergy and tasty twists on familiar traditional recipes. Due out in late 2021 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it's 320 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. This is, certainly, a recipe collection and cookbook packed with tasty recipes. More than that, though, it's a readable and engaging family story of food and hospitality which tie us all together with bonds of culture and the very basic desire to feed and care for our families and our wider communities. The highlights of the book for me were the asides and the story of the origins of the Red Boat company and the owner/proprietor. I also liked the logical and accessible layout of the book. Following the introduction, there is an information dense and useful primer on the special ingredients used in many Southeast Asian cuisines (and where to find them and how to choose the best quality). The recipes which follow are grouped thematically: breakfast, appetizers & snacks, salads & vegetables, braises, seafood, pork, chicken & beef, feasts, sweets & drinks, and pickles sauces condiments & stock. Recipes have their ingredients listed in bullet lists (American standard measures only), followed by step-by-step prep and serving instructions. Nutritional information is not included. The photography is abundant and colorful. The foods in the photographs are appealingly realistic and not over-styled. Serving suggestions are appealing and appropriate. Sprinkled throughout the recipes are glimpses into the history, culture, production, and packing of Red Boat sauce and other products. The authors have also included some menu planning advice and restaurant tips for visitors who find themselves in Sài Gòn. All of these are accompanied by family photos. Five stars. Five stars. Five stars. This is a beautifully warm and welcoming family cookbook filled with good food. One of the best American cookbooks I've seen in a while. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Val Robson

    I loved this cookbook as much for the human story as for the recipes. Author Cuong Pham's tale of his escape from war torn Vietnam in 1979 and arriving in the United States nine months later, aged just twenty, is absolutely gripping. He took a degree and then got a job with Steve Jobs at a small computer company called Apple. This section of his story is surely worth an entire book in it's own right as his five siblings and other family members were also escaping from Vietnam to join him at this I loved this cookbook as much for the human story as for the recipes. Author Cuong Pham's tale of his escape from war torn Vietnam in 1979 and arriving in the United States nine months later, aged just twenty, is absolutely gripping. He took a degree and then got a job with Steve Jobs at a small computer company called Apple. This section of his story is surely worth an entire book in it's own right as his five siblings and other family members were also escaping from Vietnam to join him at this time, with their mother only able to join them in 1990.While you could get fish sauce in California, none tasted anywhere hear as good as the fish sauce they'd grown up with in Saigon which came from Phú Quốc, an island off Vietnam. In 2006, Cuong, was visiting Vietnam a lot on business and went to meet the owners of a fish sauce factory in Phú Quốc. This led to a deal and him eventually becoming the owner of this factory and spending many years on perfecting the making of the best ever fish sauce which is now sold and marketing as Red Boat Fish Sauce. I loved the section on the process of the making with details of finding the right anchovies, the right salt, the right combinations and timings of mixing the two and all about the importance of nitrogen levels, The best fish sauce, as exemplified by Red Boat Fish Sauce, should only contain two ingredients - anchovies and salt - had have a high nitrogen level. It is also a little like extra virgin olive oil in that the first extraction is the best and subsequent ones are of inferior quality.Red Boat Fish Sauce is not easy to find in the UK - I have resorted to buying a bottle online at a rather eye-wateringly high price but I was very keen to have the real thing to try some of these recipes in the book and to support this family run business. I am very pleased with my purchase and look forward to trying lots of the recipes and also live in hope that in time it will be easier to source in the UK. Meanwhile I shall be popping into every shop I pass that sells ethnic ingredients in the hope of seeing a bottle.The book is very much geared to the US market in the use of food language and ingredients such as tapioca flour, baking soda, cilantro, kosher salt, zucchini, eggplant and scallion. Most are quite widely known in the UK though and easily found/understood if not immediately obvious. Less hard to know what they are or to source are things like perilla, rau ram, taro, wood ear mushrooms, bitter melons and morning glory (rau muong) - or so I thought until I popped into a local Asian specialist food store the other day and found bitter melons and morning glory. How exciting - my repertoire of recipes I can try from this book has now increased and I look forward to using the book a lot.With thanks to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Karen Hancock

    A lot of people don’t realize that a cookbook written by a company to promote their products is usually excellent because the company wants to make sure its customers continue to use their products in dishes they love. It’s an easy concept, but it works. One of the best examples of this is The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook: Beloved Recipes from the Family Behind the Purest Fish Sauce by Cuong Pham, Tien Nguyen, and Diep Tran. This excellent cookbook contains family recipes, mostly, but not all, V A lot of people don’t realize that a cookbook written by a company to promote their products is usually excellent because the company wants to make sure its customers continue to use their products in dishes they love. It’s an easy concept, but it works. One of the best examples of this is The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook: Beloved Recipes from the Family Behind the Purest Fish Sauce by Cuong Pham, Tien Nguyen, and Diep Tran. This excellent cookbook contains family recipes, mostly, but not all, Vietnamese, using a premium brand of fish sauce which is essential to both Vietnamese and Thai cooking. This cookbook is reader friendly. Not only are there dozens of mouthwatering recipes, but fascinating stories and vignettes from the author about his life, family, and the recipes. The book is colorful and includes (certainly not enough) beautiful photographs of some of the dishes. Some dishes are a little involved, but most are fairly quick and easy for home cooks. If readers don’t have an “Asian stash” (ingredients used to make Asian dishes that aren’t always available in regular grocery stores), it is a good idea to go to your best Asian grocery and pick them up. Most have long shelf lives, and once readers start trying the recipes, will find these ingredients invaluable and will be able to avoid a special trip to the Asian market every time they want to make a dish. .The authors have included a variety of recipes that Asian food lovers will definitely want to make. Plenty of rice and noodle dishes, and plenty of dishes using seafood, poultry, beef, and pork. Included are soups and stir fries, sandwiches and appetizers, as well as basics and sauces. Anyone who knows the importance of fish sauce in their Vietnamese and Thai dishes, will want a copy of this book. Highly recommended.Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    The author’s story about his family’s emigration to the United States is both interesting and touching, as well as his discussions of his mother’s cooking. Thankfully this author has a good sense of taste and wanted to produce high quality, not high margin, fish sauce. I have a bottle of Red Boat in my refrigerator as well as a pouch of the Red Boat Salt. Both are excellent and a little goes a long ways!The cookbook is divided into 10 chapters including appetizers; soups and salads; seafood; por The author’s story about his family’s emigration to the United States is both interesting and touching, as well as his discussions of his mother’s cooking. Thankfully this author has a good sense of taste and wanted to produce high quality, not high margin, fish sauce. I have a bottle of Red Boat in my refrigerator as well as a pouch of the Red Boat Salt. Both are excellent and a little goes a long ways!The cookbook is divided into 10 chapters including appetizers; soups and salads; seafood; pork; chicken and beef; feasts; sweets and drinks; and pickles, condiments, and master stocks. There are a lot of photos which is helpful to let you know what the finished food should look like and pages are in bright colors so you easily know where the recipe instructions end. The recipes presented are mainly family home cooking from the author’s childhood and not stereotypical Vietnamese restaurant fare. Interspersed between the recipes are short vignettes about Black Anchovies, salt, preparation of fish sauce, and the author’s memories of eating certain recipes in Vietnam. My husband and I LOVE going to the Vietnamese restaurants in St. Paul, MN and have been fans of the cuisine since the early 1980’s, so a cookbook of beloved recipes was of great interest to me. As with anyone, we have certain likes and dislikes. I must confess that neither of us cares for pork belly as we have had it as presented by various restaurants, but do like many of the other ingredients that I saw in recipes in this cookbook.I decided on a couple of recipes that I would try making because you really can’t assess a cookbook until you try out what is presented. I have most of the ingredients across the recipes but not all, and that is with years of experimenting and building an Asian ingredient pantry for recipes stretching from Japan across through India. The closest Asian Market to us is approximately 15 miles away so I looked closely at what I could make and get this review posted in a timely fashion. I decided to make Shrimp and Green Beans first. This was an easy recipe once I obtained fresh green beans from the St. Paul Farmer’s Market and butterflied shrimp that looked great. Cooking was easy and straight forward with good instructions. The second recipe I made was Chicken Curry. Another relatively easy-to-make recipe, the sticking point was obtaining fresh lemongrass. I am in western Wisconsin, just outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, and quality fresh lemongrass is hard to come by. I bought some in the Twin Cities that was allegedly fresh but it was tough, and inside the outermost layer it was spoiling. I used what I could; after that experience of hunting for lemongrass I ordered some paste and some powder online. I know fresh is better, but seriously, if the stores carry only spoiled products what can you do? Other than that, cooking this recipe was clear and not hard at all. I was surprised at the inclusion of sweet potatoes, but they were really good in the dish. (Of course we can’t find Japanese sweet potatoes around here!)Other recipes in the cookbook looked delicious: Seafood Chowder, Pineapple Catfish Soup, and Walnut Pesto with Shrimp to just mention three. I will buy this cookbook as it has many good recipes that I think will have great flavor. I was impressed with the two I made and my husband loved them too!Thank you to Cuong Pham, Tien Nguyen, Diep Tran, Oriana Koren, Mariner Books, and NetGalley for letting me read this book. I did not receive anything for my review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    LittleRead

    When I first spent a month in Southeast Asia I fell in love with the food. The flavors were unlike anything I had ever experienced and I wanted to take home as much of that as I could. The best I could do was some dry herbs and recipes that I collected throughout my trip. I could never quite duplicate it the way it was there and attributed that to two things: it ALWAYS tastes better when someone else is cooking, even if you follow their recipe to the letter, and the ingredients at home were just When I first spent a month in Southeast Asia I fell in love with the food. The flavors were unlike anything I had ever experienced and I wanted to take home as much of that as I could. The best I could do was some dry herbs and recipes that I collected throughout my trip. I could never quite duplicate it the way it was there and attributed that to two things: it ALWAYS tastes better when someone else is cooking, even if you follow their recipe to the letter, and the ingredients at home were just not on the same level. That’s when a friend introduced me to Red Boat Fish Sauce. It was the start of my journey to getting as close to the original recipes as I could.While I have since moved and have a large Asian grocery supermarket I frequent, I still only use Red Boat Fish Sauce. This book is filled with so many great recipes that my husband is going to start complaining that I’ve become Asian again…with blonde hair and blue eyes, I doubt anyone will buy that, but man, I am ready to make a boat load of these recipes! I see a trip to Super Cao Nguyen in my future this weekend!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Red Boat Fish Sauce has been a long-time staple in my home. We prepare a lot of Asian dishes and when I first started stocking my pantry with international ingredients, there was A LOT of trial and error with fish sauce brands in particular. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Red Boat, but I stopped looking. In my opinion, it is perfect in every way. The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook provides the history of the brand and introduces the family and region it stems from. The cookbook offers both V Red Boat Fish Sauce has been a long-time staple in my home. We prepare a lot of Asian dishes and when I first started stocking my pantry with international ingredients, there was A LOT of trial and error with fish sauce brands in particular. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Red Boat, but I stopped looking. In my opinion, it is perfect in every way. The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook provides the history of the brand and introduces the family and region it stems from. The cookbook offers both Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese recipes. Red Boat now also sells palm sugar and peppercorns, so there are recipes that cater to these ingredients as well. My only complaint about this cookbook is wishing there were more photos of the prepared dishes. When experimenting with a new recipe, it’s always reassuring to know what the outcome should kinda sorta look like. (Note: I am reviewing an advance reading copy so the final, published edition may or may not have more photos.)While exploring this cookbook, I tested the recipe for Pasta Marinara with Herbed Bread Crumbs which was phenomenal. The extra dose of umami really makes a difference! Another day, I tested the recipe for Broccolini with Very Delicious Garlic Sauce. I needed a “very delicious” vegetable to go with our Asian-inspired dinner so this was perfect. I didn’t have broccolini so I paired it with fresh blanched green beans and OH MY LORD were they good. The green beans were the first to go so I could only photograph my small portion. I plan to test many, many more of these recipes.Thank you to Mariner Books and Netgalley for access to an advance reading copy of The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook. On sale date: 12/28/2021.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Opal Edgar

    This is a wonderfully retro cookbook, the author is full of love for his family and traditional cooking - which is totally understandable when you come from Vietnam and your food is so satisfying and umami rich and fresh and flavourful. The pictures and style is typical of old 70s movies, but actually still look like the Vietnam I visited a few years ago, though the whole style is really due to California, I'm sure. I could totally listen to some Dengue Fever hits as I cook from this volume. Thi This is a wonderfully retro cookbook, the author is full of love for his family and traditional cooking - which is totally understandable when you come from Vietnam and your food is so satisfying and umami rich and fresh and flavourful. The pictures and style is typical of old 70s movies, but actually still look like the Vietnam I visited a few years ago, though the whole style is really due to California, I'm sure. I could totally listen to some Dengue Fever hits as I cook from this volume. This book tells you how to use fish sauce, how to cook Vietnamese and is full of deliciousness, though don't expect desserts. The only thing I would say is that there is not enough photos, only about 1 for every 5 recipes. But you will get all the classics of Vietnam from the sugarcane shrimp to the imperial rolls, the bbq pork meatballs, pho and so much more, even some western dishes that could do with a fish sauce twist.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joy Z

    I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Even before this book, I used red boat fish sauce- recommendation of NomNomPaleo, I am lucky I live in Toronto, where asian ingredients and condiments are always readily available.But I didn't know Red Boat brand also made sugar, salt and other stuff, I'll keep my eyes open for those.Out of the book, the recipes I tried so far are:Fish Sauce Marinated Egg- soft boiled egg with runny centres taste so good in th I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Even before this book, I used red boat fish sauce- recommendation of NomNomPaleo, I am lucky I live in Toronto, where asian ingredients and condiments are always readily available.But I didn't know Red Boat brand also made sugar, salt and other stuff, I'll keep my eyes open for those.Out of the book, the recipes I tried so far are:Fish Sauce Marinated Egg- soft boiled egg with runny centres taste so good in this fish sauce mixture.Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup- I substituted the bitter melon with cucumbers. reduced the cooking time, its very refreshing and "homey" tasting.Morning Glory with Garlic- one of my fav stir fry veggiesMango sticky rice- probably my fav Asian dessert, very simple to make, the salt in the coconut cream is vital.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    I received The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook as part of a NetGalley giveaway.The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook is, as you might guess, created by the family business behind Red Boat Fish Sauce, and exclusively contains recipes featuring it. In that sense, it's certainly an advertisement, but in other ways it's very enjoyable. The layout is bright and fun and a contrast to the more streamlined, minimalist approach used with cookbooks today. The recipes are appealing, with lots of fresh ingredients I received The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook as part of a NetGalley giveaway.The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook is, as you might guess, created by the family business behind Red Boat Fish Sauce, and exclusively contains recipes featuring it. In that sense, it's certainly an advertisement, but in other ways it's very enjoyable. The layout is bright and fun and a contrast to the more streamlined, minimalist approach used with cookbooks today. The recipes are appealing, with lots of fresh ingredients and flavors; however, as a fair warning for people who may not have experience with sourcing Asian ingredients, some of what's listed may be difficult to find. Tor anyone well-versed in it, though, I think this is a great read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    I am a big fan of Red Boat Fish Sauce and have been using it in my cooking for a few years now. So when I saw that the people behind the sauce came out with a cookbook I knew I had to check it out. Fun layout with mouth-watering photos. I plan to try some of the recipes. I did notice that there are at least a couple where the ingredients are quite hard to find in the United States so I will have to make some substitutions. I enjoyed reading the stories that are included in the cookbook. Interest I am a big fan of Red Boat Fish Sauce and have been using it in my cooking for a few years now. So when I saw that the people behind the sauce came out with a cookbook I knew I had to check it out. Fun layout with mouth-watering photos. I plan to try some of the recipes. I did notice that there are at least a couple where the ingredients are quite hard to find in the United States so I will have to make some substitutions. I enjoyed reading the stories that are included in the cookbook. Interesting and informative.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leith Devine

    This is a fantastic cookbook and a fascinating look at the family who started Red Boat. If you want to know more about fish sauce, and want to cook authentic Thai dishes, then this is the book for you!The recipes are all fairly traditional Thai favorites that sound delicious. The pictures are good and the recipes are well written and easy to understand. I love this cookbook and already bought a physical book! 5 stars.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Haley

    Another cookbook for those who love food blogs. Almost every chapter has a beautiful story to start it out. I am one who just wants the recipe. The most I can do is a short blurb before the recipe that explains its flavors. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the stories the author provided that explored his family's immigration and growing up. There are a few simple recipes that I'm wanting to try and hopefully has I build up my comfortability I'll move to more complex recipes. Another cookbook for those who love food blogs. Almost every chapter has a beautiful story to start it out. I am one who just wants the recipe. The most I can do is a short blurb before the recipe that explains its flavors. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the stories the author provided that explored his family's immigration and growing up. There are a few simple recipes that I'm wanting to try and hopefully has I build up my comfortability I'll move to more complex recipes.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ro Scott

    If you like Red Boat Fish Sauce, you need this cookbook. I have tried the reader provided recipes on their website, but really like some of these recipes in the cookbook. A very colorful and full of pictures cookbook.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Jerome

    This cookbook has a lot of yummy looking recipes. Living in a small town in South Dakota, I do not have access to some of the ingredients, but will be on the lookout for them the next time I am in a city grocery store or specialty store.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jamacy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love to this book

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