Vietnam: Morning to Midnight

A cookbook by Jerry Mai
By Jerry Mai


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About Vietnam: Morning to Midnight

From dawn to dusk, enjoy Vietnamese cuisine at its best.

Join chef and author Jerry Mai as she shares the iconic dishes and street-food eats that are enjoyed throughout Vietnam, from morning to midnight.

As the sun rises, mornings start early in Vietnam: locals perch on plastic stools, slurping large bowls of beef pho, while others grab a crispy pork banh mi for breakfast on the go. Lunch might include delicious grilled meats piled high onto rice, or a cold noodle salad to help stay cool in the midday heat.

Weaving through the bustling streets, snacks are all around: rice paper rolls, savoury pancakes, sweet treats, drinks and more. At the end of the day, grilled or barbecued savoury snacks are the perfect foil for freshly brewed beer and are the best prelude to dinner – a communal feast of shared dishes.

This is how Vietnam eats, and you’ll find it all here in Vietnam: Morning to Midnight.

Book details

Publication date
March 2023 (Australia/NZ)
February 2023 (US)
March 2023 (UK)
240 mm × 200 mm
192 pages
Chris Middleton

About the author

Jerry Mai is a Vietnamese-Australian chef and restauranteur. She owns and runs two Melbourne restaurants offering different Vietnamese food experiences – the cool, casual street-food of Pho Nom, and Annam, Jerry’s pimped-up Vietnamese restaurant showcasing her mother’s recipes, all intertwined with her own unique food experiences.

Jerry visits Vietnam annually in order to to showcase new flavour experiments at both venues.