Vietnamese cuisine has a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes. Stretched along the East Sea, seafood is also a prominent ingredient, including clams, shrimp, mackerel and the ubiquitous fish sauce, in addition to beef, chicken and pork.
Soups like sour crab or spinach and tofu are popular, as are stir fried such as beef and bitter melon or pineapple rice. Vietnam also has many healthy desserts and sweet soups like Lima bean, mung bean and pumpkin, or pandan sticky rice. All are easily prepared and deliciously memorable.
Write-up adapted from Kokotaru’s Vietnamese Cooking.