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Food & dining

A primer on Vietnamese cuisine

Owner Duyen Le.

“Soups are at the heart of Vietnamese cuisine,” writes Corinne Trang in “Authentic Vietnamese Cooking,” and pho, in particular, “is considered a meal.” Many Vietnamese eat pho daily. But the soup is one small part of this fresh and vibrant cuisine, which is bright and layered, both complex and simple. This applies to noodle and rice dishes, other fish and meat soups, and an array of crunchy salads.

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