Vietnamese people’s refrigerators are absolutely packed with homemade condiments and sauces – aka “Dưa món” as you learn Vietnamese. We love having lots of building blocks to add to the flavor of even the most basic meals. These Vietnamese pickles are a great addition to our stockpile, allowing for a twist on basic sandwiches and salads, and enabling us to create more authentic Vietnamese dishes like vermicelli noodles and bánh mì sandwiches.
The carrots and daikon radish hold their crunch and are complemented by the sweet and vinegary pickling liquid. Some people also added jalapeno peppers to this for a faint spicy note.