Cooking the Foods of Vietnam

Traditional and modern Food of Vietnam is admired for its freshest ingredients, minimal use of oil, and accompaniment of herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a refined taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines.
Cooking the Foods of Vietnam

Featuring a combination of five tastes or “ngũ vị” in the overall meal; each dish has a distinctive flavour which reflects one or more of five taste elements: Spicy (Metal), Sour (Wood), Bitter (Fire), Salty (Water) and Sweet (Earth).

Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, and fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird’s eye chilli, lime, and basil.

Most dishes also include five nutrients (ngũ chất): powder (starch), water or liquid, mineral elements, protein and fat.

Our chefs also include five colours (Ngũ Sắc) of White (Metal), Green (Wood), Yellow (Earth), Red (Fire) and Black (Water) in their dishes.

Food of Vietnam appeal to gastronomes via the five senses (năm giác quan): The presentation attracts your eyes, crisp and crunchy vegetables create your sounds, five spices are detected on your tongue, aromatic herbs stimulate your nose, and the varying textures of the finger foods appeal to your sense of touch.

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Ultimate Vietnam Food Tour

Ultimate Vietnam Food Tour

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