At YUMMII YUMMII, we have long dreamed of traveling to warmer destinations. However, this is not possible yet, and unfortunately it will also be a while before we can be allowed to travel. That is why we at YUMMII YUMMI have chosen to bring our dreams closer to us.
If you miss being able to go on a trip to Asia, take a trip with us on an Asian-inspired picnic, where you will get a small taste of Asia. At YUMMII YUMMII we have chosen to take a short getaway to Vietnam to eat crispy and juicy Vietnamese bánh mì with a cold coconut juice. Before we went "home to Denmark", we also got a nice bowl of hot and spicy Tom Yum soup.
We wish you a nice trip to Asia
Team YUMMII YUMMII
TOM YUM soup
Tom yum / tom yam soup is a Thai soup. The word Tom means the cooking process and yam means mixed. The soup is spicy, sour and nicely fragrant of herbs and spices, such as kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce, lime and a mild scent of coconut.
The soup is often made with shrimps or chicken and with mixed delicious vegetables. Tom yum soup is good for both as a starter or a main course and can easily be taken in a thermo lunch box if you want something deliciously hot when you are out.
Vietnam has previously been a French colony, during this period the Vietnamese were introduced to the French baguette, but it was only after France left Vietnam that the Vietnamese banh mi emerged. The Vietnamese banh mi is sandwich, which consists of baguette, meat, pickled vegetables, coriander and chili. This popular sandwich is available in many different variations, but all are really good to bring with you in a packed lunchbox or when you are on a trip, as it is both delicious and fresh.
The word banh mi translated means bread, and on our Asian trip with YUMMII YUMMII we have chosen to make banh mi xa xiu, which is a sandwich with xa xiu marinated pork (inspired by the Chinese cha siu BBQ grilled meat).
XA XIU marinated pork
Xa xiu marinated pork is red roasted pork, which originates from Chinese cuisine, where you make char siu BBQ marinated pork. In Vietnamese cuisine, xa xiu marinated pork is used for sandwiches, noodle soups, rice, fried noodles, for BBQ bones and in steamed buns. Xa xiu marinated pork has been well received in Vietnamese cuisine because the meat is both juicy and sweet in the good way. See below our recipe for xa xiu marinated pork that can be used for our Vietnamese banh mi.
Pickled carrots - Dua chua
Pickled carrots are like pickled cucumbers, however, pickled vegetables are very often used in Asian cuisine. It is used when eating rice, noodles, salad and in sandwiches. The pickled vegetables are in many dishes because Asian cuisine often demands that there always is something sweet, salty, mild, sour and strong to be found in a meal. Therefore, pickled vegetables are often a side dish at the dining table.
See below our recipe for pickled carrots.
Homemade mayonnaise can be both easy and difficult to make. You just have to try it, and have a little patience, then it is actually very easy. A homemade mayonnaise is always more creamy in texture than a bought mayonnaise. When you make it, you decide for yourself, how you want its consistency and how much salt and lemon you need. The good and delicious thing about a homemade mayonnaise is, that you get rid of all the preservatives and additives, that are in a regular bought mayonnaise. In addition you also get a fresh and creamy homemade mayonnaise, which is both easy and cheap to make. You can also easily make many different kinds of varieties, by adding herbs, garlic or chili, then you have a chili mayo.
See below our recipe for homemade mayonnaise.