All posts tagged: Snacks

Bánh patê sô (Vietnamese Meat Pastry)

Another snack I really enjoyed as a child was bánh patê sô.  Bánh patê sô is a Vietnamese savory puff pastry that is likely derived from the French colonization.  Many of the Vietnamese cuisines have flavors and techniques from the French culinary tradition.  How else would we have the ubiquitous bánh mì which is our version of a baguette sandwich?  This pastry is made with traditional puff pastry or pâte feuilletée and filled with ground pork, bean thread noodles and mushrooms.  The beauty of this pastry is that you can fill it with whatever you fancy.  For this version, we allowed for the ground pork to shine in its simplicity.  As summer is in full swing, this is a perfect treat to take with you on a picnic or a roadtrip. This recipe makes about 9 pastry squares. Ingredients 1 package of puff pastry 1 lb of ground pork (*Optional: add 2 pieces of chicken liver grounded to mix with the pork.  This is the traditional way of making the meat mixture hence the name patê …