A Very Asian Guide to Vietnamese Food


Explore the delicious world of Vietnamese food! A Very Asian Guide to Vietnamese Food introduces little readers to classic and modern Vietnamese dishes and provides fun facts about the foods and culture of Vietnam. Learn why fish sauce is so important to Vietnamese cuisine or what makes bánh khọt so crunchy and irresistible. Author, Cat Nguyen, invites you to discover the fresh and bright flavors of Vietnam, where food is not just something you eat but something you share. Illustrated by Kim Thai Nguyen each page is a colorful exploration of a dish that is sure to make every reader hungry.

For ages 3+
40 pages
Hardback ISBN: 9781737240457
Features: Hardcover, 7" x 10.5", full color illustrations


"The beautiful illustrations and mouth-watering descriptions bring Vietnamese food to life for readers of all ages. I wish I had this in my school library when I was a kid."

<br>- VICKY NGUYEN, Anchor NBC News Daily

Meet the Author

Cat Nguyen is a native of Houston, Texas and the daughter of two Vietnamese refugees. When she became an aunt and later a mom, Cat searched high and low for books in English about Vietnamese food and traditions without much success. She decided to write a book for Vietnamese-American families like her own. Cat works as a lawyer focusing on education and civil rights. She is a co-founder of VietLead, a non-profit that aims to connect and protect communities of color. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, son, and their two cats.

Meet the Illustrator

Kim Thai Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American artist, currently based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kim is most passionate about communicating and connecting with others through illustration and design. She especially loves drawing characters and food while using delicate lines and bright colors. She hopes her artwork in A Very Asian Guide to Vietnamese Food helps readers of all ages learn more about her culture and gather inspiration for their next meal.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Gianna Rea-Sandin
Love this book!

I bought this book to begin teaching my son about his Vietnamese heritage, and I love the different foods represented and how beautiful and colorful the illustrations were.

Jenny b

A Very Asian Guide to Vietnamese Food

Sophie Tran
Fun book to show the little ones

Easy and fun to read and really accurate descriptions for my childhood favorite dishes! Bought for my children to know more about our food culture

Kathy Trinh

Beautifully illustrated and written!

Awesome Book!

Very nice to find out about the culture. Love the way the recipes are put simple and easy to understand.