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Vietnamese cuisine & sugar?

The Dairy Queen | Feb 23, 2008 09:49 AM

I've been peeking at various Vietnamese, and just Southeast Asian in general, cookbooks and recipes and notice that many, many of the recipes call for sugar--I'm drawn to the fresh vegetables and lean meats typical of most Vietnamese dishes and was thinking it would be fun to explore during my "healthy eating" kick. Is sugar a fairly typical ingredient in Vietnamese cooking or am I looking at the wrong cookbooks? I am very sensitive to sugar and try to avoid cooking with it, if at all possible. Am I exploring the wrong cuisine?

Thank you,


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