How did Vietnamese food become popular?
French missionaries and colonial settlers loved it because of the rich, meaty broth. The Vietnamese loved it because of its flexibility in regards to ingredients, and the fact that boiling the broth for so long would also rid it of any bacteria.
Why is Vietnamese food important?
Vietnamese food is delicious and stimulating, with many different colors, smells, textures, and flavors. This gastronomy gives great importance to balance, and simple yet colorful and tasty ingredients are combined, creating inviting contrasts. It is also considered one of the healthiest cuisines.
How Vietnamese cooking started in their country?
Vietnam’s most famous culinary export, phở bò (beef noodle soup), is thought to have originated just outside Hanoi in the early 20th century. Some say it was influenced by the French colonialists’ pot-au-feu, or beef stew. Some say the main inspiration was the Chinese dish guòqiáo mĭ xiàn (crossing the bridge noodles).
How would you describe Vietnamese food?
Vietnamese cuisine is known for using fish sauce, soy sauce, rice, fresh fruits and vegetables and herbs and spices including lemon grass, lime and kaffir lime leaves. Throughout all regions of Vietnam, the emphasis is always on serving fresh vegetables and herbs as side dishes along with dipping sauce.