Considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world Vietnamese cuisine has got a lot going for it. Fresh crisp ingredients, spices and aromatic herbs in Vietnamese food recipes lead to light and colourful dishes that are both satisfying and tasty.
Stock cupboard essentials generally include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, as well as a number of fresh ingredients including lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime, and Thai basil. In general dairy is used sparingly making it an ideal cuisine for vegans and vegetarians with a strong emphasis on vegetables.
We have put together a list of Vietnamese food recipes to make a Vietnamese inspired dinner from Cha Gio, Vietnamese spring roll starters, classic chicken pho and a Vietnamese coconut ice cream to finish off with. Try your hand at these inspired delicously balanced dishes.
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