French Puff Pastries Stuffed with Pork

Pâté Châud

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Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

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These are not the puff pastries of fancy Parisian bakeries; these are meat-filled pastries that are sold in every Little Saigon bakery. Pate chaud is a French creation, but it has become so popular with the Vietnamese that they have made it their own. The meat in the pastry is similar to meat stuffed in other Vietnamese treats. Just ask for the ba-tay show (the p is pronounced like b; there’s no p sound in the Vietnamese language). Over the years the pastries have gotten bigger and bigger as bakeries compete for business. After you try this wonderful French-Vietnamese pastry, you will no longer think that puff pastry dough is exclusively for desserts.