Vietnamese cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of Viet Nam with fish sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables all commonly used. Vietnamese recipes utilize a very diverse range of herbs, including lemongrass, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander and Thai basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for freshness of the ingredients and for the healthy eating style.
One of the characteristics of Vietnamese food is that it is always fresh being bought the same morning straight from the market. The typical Vietnamese dishes you can try include “pho”, a type of rice noodle soup eaten for breakfast, “cha gio”, deep-fried spring rolls and “goi ngo sen”, a delicious salad made with lotus stems, shrimps, pork and peanuts. Due to the strong Buddhist influence in Vietnam, vegetarian food is widely available.