The long-awaited cookbook from The Slanted Door, James Beard award-winning chef Charles Phan’s beloved San Francisco Vietnamese restaurant.
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has grown into a world-class dining destination, and its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is beloved by diners, chefs, and critics alike. The Slanted Door is a love letter to the restaurant, its people, and its food. Featuring stories in addition to its most iconic recipes, The Slanted Door both celebrates a culinary institution and allows home cooks to recreate its excellence.
One of the simplest recipes in the book turned out to be one of my go to recipes to impress guests. Fry peppers, add salt, and serve. Just the flavor of the mild pepper and the surprise chance to get the one or two hot ones in the batch. Exciting!
What a cool cookbook. Most of the dishes are for 4 people but it must be for people who eat like birds or are going to have lots of other things to eat as well. I think the recipes are more suited to half the number it says in the book even for the drinks section. Fantastic pictures with each recipe and a Basics section that shows you how to make common ingredients for many of the recipes like flavored fish sauce and fried tofu. It also takes you through the history of the chef and restaurant which is pretty cool. . The flavors were all so good and many of the recipes are pretty easy, many of them are stir-frys too.If you are interested in modern Vietnamese cooking this cookbook is for you.