Vietnamese cuisine elaborates the styles of food originating from Vietnam. Influenced by the philosophy of Yin and Yang in their food preparation, high consideration is placed to balance the elements of 'cold', 'warm' or 'hot' ingredients with climate/season and physical well-being of the diners. Vietnamese recipes are also characterized by the heavy usage of fresh vegetables and a variety of spices including lemongrass, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander and Thai basil leaves. While meats, seafood, fish, rice or rice vermicelli are the staple ingredients in their food presentation.
Blending all the ingredients for a balanced diet, Vietnamese cuisine is highly admired for healthy eating style and also gains popularity out of Vietnam such as in United States, Australia, Canada and countries with strong Vietnamese community.
Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle broth/soup), Gỏi cuốn (Vietnamese fresh/spring/summer rolls) and Bánh mì (Vietnamese baguette) are among the dishes that take the center stage in the international food arena, representing Vietnamese cuisine.
Chúc ngon miệng! (Bon Appetit in Vietnamese)