The magical land of food

Vietnam is a country of food, a country of people obsessed with eating. Vietnamese people are always preparing something to eat, cooking something, buying something to cook with, talking about what to cook, eating something they’ve cooked, eating something somebody else has cooked, or talking about how good or bad what they’d cooked was.

Vietnamese cuisine is reflective of the Vietnamese lifestyle, from the preparation to how the food is served. Going through long phases of war and political conflict, as well as cultural shifts, the vast majority of the Vietnamese people, have been living in poverty. Therefore, the ingredients for Vietnamese food are often very inexpensive but nonetheless; the way they are cooked together to create a yin-yang balance makes the food simple in appearance but rich in flavor.

The diversity of Vietnamese cuisine

Due to the country’s economic conditions, maximizing the use of ingredients to save money has become a tradition in Vietnamese cooking. Vietnamese food is popular due to its simplicity, multicultural influences, and healthiness. All of this adds to having a melting pot of influences that combine to encourage the development of exceptional food. Vietnamese cuisine embodies the five elements i.e., Earth, water, air, wind, and fire, and the ingredients are selected based on these elements to balance each other out. The healthiness factor makes it a very popular cuisine among health-conscious folks around the world. Similarly, the simplicity with which the dishes are prepared means that anyone can make their favorite dish without much effort.

Don’t compromise on either taste or health

Many dishes in Vietnam are prepared with only the herbs and spices required to create the basic version while using minimal spicy chili peppers or none at all. Sweet, pungent, zesty, sharp, harsh, and impact all figure conspicuously in Vietnamese cooking so there is a dish accessible for each hankering and state of mind.  The ingredients used in preparing Vietnamese food are quite simple and are readily available everywhere.

At the heart of Vietnamese food are herbs, simple, beautiful, freshly cut herbs, from the swamps, hedgerows, gardens, bushes, woods, and jungles of different parts of the country. It’s close to impossible to name any Vietnamese dish without herbs or vegetables as ingredients. The fresh herbs used in Vietnamese cuisine lend it a unique taste and aroma and of course, you don’t have to worry about the number of calories that you are consuming.

Vietnamese cuisine absorbed a significant positive influence from some of the most highly refined cuisines of the world such as French, Chinese, and Indian which are expressed in the enormously complex flavors in the broth used in Pho and noodle soups and in the use of pates and sausages.

Everything considered, there are more than 3,000 dishes in the whole Vietnamese food stockpile, so you could in a real sense go for quite a long time without rehashing a similar dish. . Even now Vietnamese food continues to evolve with new ingredients and ways to prepare. Vietnamese food is the ultimate “fusion cuisine”. If you look for Vietnamese in Melbourne Hanoi Hannah is your place to be. Visit their website for more information.

By Rafael Muhammad
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