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Do you know someone who quit their job, tromped off to eat their way through Thailand and Laos and Vietnam, and sent back glowing emails, which you read while snarfing a sandwich over your desk? Well, you don't have to envy them so much anymore, because the recipes below are the next best thing.

Here are 7 delicious ways to pretend you're backbacking through Southeast Asia right now -- from pho to pad thai to bánh mì. Who says vacation's over?

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Turkey Pho by WinnieAb

Turkey Pho

 

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Vietnamese Style Shu Mai by yuko

Vietnamese Style Shu Mai

 

Quick Wok-Fired Squid with Greens by wildgreens

Quick Wok-Fired Squid with Greens

 

Caramelized Pork Banh Mi by monkeymom

Caramelized Pork Banh Mi

 

Shrimp Pad Thai by mtlabor

Shrimp Pad Thai

 

Vietnamese-Inspired Sweet & Spicy Catfish with Pickled Vegetables by melissav

Vietnamese-Inspired Sweet & Spicy Catfish with Pickled Vegetables

 

Grilled Rack of Lamb Asian Salad by Tom Kelly

Grilled Rack of Lamb Asian Salad

 

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