Andrea Nguyen

Vietnamese food doesn't have to be a weekend-long project. Cookbook author and food writer Andrea Nguyen shares her version of easy, Vietnamese home cooking.
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Vietnamese coffee is a mixture of strong coffee and sweetened condensed milk that's often served over ice. Here, the same flavors are blended into a no-churn ice cream.
Wontons in Gingery Broth
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This recipe takes some time, but you can freeze the wontons for up to a month. At the supermarket, you can usually find wonton wrappers next to the tofu.
This savory-sweet dish is from southern Vietnam, a region where cooks use lots of coconut milk and coconut water. It's delicious and involves a nifty technique: Coconut water is reduced with other ingredients until it caramelizes a bit to create a sauce.