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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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The Vietnamese are known for kho dishes: braised, caramelized food. When sugar is cooked over medium to high heat, it will caramelize into a thick brown sauce. I like to cover meat with a generous amount of sugar before browning it, which produces a nice caramel coating. As the meat braises, the liquid and sugars will continue to cook and thicken.