Vietnamese food has influences from all over the world

Vietnamese cuisine utilizes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables paired along with tasty and delicate meats. It is nicely spiced, with lovely, in-house sauces.  Vietnamese dishes often pair fresh and herbaceous components with cooked components to create the perfect parity. There is a great deal of variety in Vietnamese food, from the big hearty bowls of various soups to the light and fragrant noodles, meat, and potato stews.

Vietnamese cooking goes back well more than 1,000 years, transformed and altered throughout the hundreds of years into what we have today. You could essentially go perpetually and not rehash a dish, that is the means by which shifted the contributions are. Vietnam and China are neighbors and have a long history of cultural influences.

Rice, chopsticks, and sauces are some of the most common components of Vietnamese cuisine. Meanwhile, the French inhabited Vietnam for nearly a century, thus, it’s hard to say that they didn’t learn anything from one of the best cuisines in the world. French influences are seen with the prevalence of beef in pho and liver pate and baguette in banh mi. It is also significantly visible in the use of buttermilk, coffee, and herbs like dill.

All of this makes Vietnamese cuisine a mix between the Chinese tradition, the French colonial times, and the Vietnamese produce. It’s balanced, fragrant, light, and not as spicy as Thai cuisine. A truckload of vegetables and a minimum quantity of meat is used in most Vietnamese dishes. Meat is used for flavoring more than for filling the stomach, unlike most other cuisines.

Affordable, healthy, and tasty is a great combination

Most of the dishes are also healthy because the ingredients used in them are suspended in water rather than thick and fattening oils. Vietnamese have a notion of yin vs. yang in food, also known as hot versus cold. Every ingredient inherently carries an attribute and must be paired with another ingredient having a counter-attribute.

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 for Vietnamese food are often very inexpensive; however, the intricate cooking techniques make the food simple in appearance but rich in flavor.

In an unhealthy western world where obesity is rampant, it would be good if people ate more authentic Vietnamese food.  For anyone who wants to have a healthier life and enjoys the diversity of natural taste, Vietnamese cuisine is the best choice. Even now Vietnamese food continues to evolve with new ingredients and ways to prepare, making it the perfect fusion cuisine.

When looking for a taste of authentic and delectable cuisine or Vietnamese catering food, Hanoi Hannah is your place to be. The eatery brings the fresh and vibrant flavors of Vietnam to the streets of Melbourne. Located in Richmond, this stylish venue has classic Vietnamese furnishings, English-speaking staff, and a large menu running through Vietnam’s entire culinary heritage.  The restraint is low-lit and with a distinct Vietnamese vibe but without the tacky-themed restaurant appearance that most places have. Visit their website for more information.