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We are pleased to introduce Iron Chef, Michael Bao Huynh as the newest content provider to

As Vietnam’s top culinary Ambassador, Chef Bao will offer our readers his unique and authentic recipes for cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Each recipe with have a full ingredient list for shopping, and complete preparation instructions allowing readers to be confident in serving the finest of Vietnamese cuisine at home.

Chef Bao was voted New York Magazine’s 2003 Best Chef of the Year. Its’ safe to say Michael Bao Huynh is one of the best chefs in the world. He is fluent in English and Vietnamese, and has opened restaurants in several countries, each with a unique concept and sophisticated menu. He recently provided us with his definitive guide on Pho – Vietnam’s spirit dish.
Chef Bao is a spirited TV personality, winning numerous awards and accolades including Iron Chef Vietnam in 2013. His innate and intimate knowledge of his native cuisine brings the very best of Vietnamese food to the world, and his cocktails have made many nights brighter for those who have frequented his renowned restaurants and bars. What we would really like to experience is Chef Bao’s legendary cooking while on one of VietJet’s wild flights. But I suppose we will take it one awesome thing at a time. Below is our first recipe from Chef Bao.

Lime-Cured Fresh Salmon Salad with Shaved Fennel and Wasabi Lime Fish Sauce
By Iron Chef, Michael Bao Huynh

Serves Two Portions

Salad Ingredients
6-ounce filet of of fresh salmon
1/2 cup of Fennel ( Shaved )
Bunch of fresh herbs chopped ( Mint, Basil, Dill and Cilantro )
1 Julienned Cucumber
1 Julienned Carrot
3 Red Radishes, thinly sliced
1 lime


Wasabi Lime Fish Sauce Dressing
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon chopped red thai chili
1 teaspoon of wasabi paste
1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil


Slice the salmon into very thin strips, then squeeze the juice of the lime onto it, marinating for 5 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix all of the dressing ingredients together, then add in the salad ingredients, toss and serve. salmon-salad


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