Can you eat Vietnamese coriander?


What can you do with Vietnamese coriander?

The leaves are used for medicine. People use Vietnamese coriander for diabetes, stomach pain, constipation, dandruff, gas (flatulence), and to reduce sexual desire, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.

Is Vietnamese mint the same as coriander?

Vietnamese Mint is also known as Vietnamese Coriander or Hot Mint but is actually not related to the Mint family at all! Its name is due to its general appearance and fragrance, which are reminiscent of mint. In Southeast Asian cooking, Vietnamese mint is often used interchangeably with mint and coriander.

What does Vietnamese coriander smell like?

Vietnamese coriander is aromatic and has an herbal, grassy, and green flavor with musky citrus and spice nuances, followed by a peppery, zingy aftertaste.

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Is Vietnamese coriander a perennial?

The Vietnamese coriander is a perennial plant that grows best in tropical and subtropical zones in warm and damp conditions. It can grow up to 15 to 30 cm. In the winter or when the temperature is too high, it can wither.

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What do you use rau ram for?

You see rau ram in hot and sour dishes, too. I mostly pick stems when I need them, low to the base of the plant, then strip off the leaves for the dish. You can use the stems in making broth and stock, too, again only in the last 15 minutes of cooking or so.

What is rau ram good for?

As mentioned, rau ram is widely used in Southeast Asia. Leaves can be sprinkled on a bowl of soup or porridge, mixed with eggs, chicken, and salads. It adds a unique and tasty flavor to bland dishes. There are many variations of Vietnamese chicken salad with rau ram.