Hanh Dam (Vietnamese Style Onions In Vinegar)

You won't always get these thinly sliced onions in vinegar (pronounced hang DZUHM) when you order your pho, but if you ask for them, your waitperson will probably be pleasantly surprised that you did.

And you will probably be pleasantly surprised by the delicious savorycrunchytangy contrast they bring to your pho experience. :)

I like to add thinly sliced fresh chilies to mine. On the day I made these, it was Thai birds and Serranos.

Any leftovers are delicious in sandwiches and salads.

Hanh Dam
Time: 10 to 15 minutes

- 1 medium white or red onion, very thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons water
- chopped chilies if you like 

Combine all ingredients in a medium to large bowl and toss with your hands to break up all the individual pieces of onion and to thoroughly combine and incorporate the seasoning. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy. :)




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