Pâté chaud

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Pâté chaud
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Place of originHanoi, Vietnam
Main ingredientsMeat (pork, chicken, or beef)

Pâté chaud (French: [pate ʃo]), "hot pastry pie"), also known as patê sô, is a Vietnamese savory puff pastry.[1] The pastry is made of a light layered and flaky exterior with a meat filling. Traditionally, the filling consists of ground pork, but chicken and beef are also now commonly used. This pastry is French-inspired but is now commonly found in bakeries in both Vietnam and the diaspora, much like the Haitian patty.


The masculine French noun "pâté" in combination with "chaud" (hot) was the name of the "hot pie" in French colonial Vietnam. It was the same usage as in France at the time; for example, Urbain Dubois (1818–1901), in his La Cuisine classique of 1868, describes Pâté-chaud à la Marinière as a moulded meat pie.[2] This wording is now obsolete in modern French where a pie is designated tourte, and pâté simply means "mixture of finely chopped meat".[3] However, the more appropriate translation for the Vietnamese bánh patê sô would be "pâté en croûte", aka "mixture of meat in crust".

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  1. ^ Kelly Jaggers The Everything Pie Cookbook 2011 - Page 195 "Bánh Patê Sô (Hot Meat Pie)"
  2. ^ Urbain Dubois, La Cuisine classique Dentu - 1868 Page 212 "Pâté-chaud à la Marinière. (Dessin n° 54.) Foncez un moule à pâté-chaud, cuisez la croûte, en procédant comme il est dit pour le pâté-chaud à la financière; tenez cette croûte au chaud."
  3. ^ Larousse, Éditions. "Définitions : pâté - Dictionnaire de français Larousse". www.larousse.fr (in French). Retrieved 2019-07-19.

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