One of delicious Vietnamese Chicken Recipes in rainy day is Caramel Ginger Chicken (Ga Kho Gung). If you are like me, you have probably been seduced by popular Vietnamese foods, such as Pho and Banh Mi.
The flavors, delicate in the case of the traditional noodle soup (Pho) and robust in the instance of the roasted or grilled pork sandwich (Banh Mi), are always pleasing but rather elusive. We learned that Vietnamese food is carefully balanced using five elements: salty (water), spicy (metal), bitter (fire), sour (wood), and sweet (Earth). Each element, in turn, corresponds to one of the body’s organs.
This dish, with its rich caramel and ginger sauce, epitomizes the principles of Vietnamese Chicken Recipes for cooking. A simple caramel sauce (don’t be nervous – it’s just melted and cooked sugar) blends with pungent fish sauce to produce a sticky, sweet and salty coating for the chicken. As soon as you taste it, you will wonder why the only thing you topped with caramel sauce in th