Engineering Recipes: Vietnamese Risotto
New York City can be considered the current summit of the world in both cultural diversity and wealth. Regardless if this is true or not, the Big Apple is home to hundreds of different cultural cuisines that spice the city with a taste unlike any other. In the process, new techniques and flavors are born in this urban melting pot.
The styles of fusion cuisine may seem foreign to some, but to others it’s an adventure into new flavors and cooking styles. For example, the rich earthy flavors of Jamaican spices mixed with the Chinese-styled cooking method for duck can create a more balanced taste of deep sensual flavors that retain a moist interior.
Today, we will be using common Vietnamese fruits and spices to create a signature Italian dish, risotto, a creamy dish that could use a bit of heat, sweetness, and saltiness to elevate the flavors. The recipe may look long and the process may seem terrifying, but risotto is a simple dish to make and carries a variety of flavors that can be adapted and manipulated with other ingredients.