Fresh, zesty, full-flavoured, and a little lighter than some of our other Asian cuisine favourites, Vietnamese food is ideal for our warmer Aussie weather and has always been a crowd pleaser. From the mouth-watering crunch of a fresh banh-mi, to the burst of flavour in a rice paper roll, the unique flavour combinations are hard to resist! Here’s a few of our favourite things about Vietnamese food:
Vietnamese cooking relies heavily on the flavour that comes from fresh herbs. Clever combinations of lemongrass, Vietnamese mint, ginger, coriander, mint and Thai basil create the fresh flavour profiles typically found in Vietnamese food.
It uses unique flavour combinations!
There are a number of key ingredients that form the base of the traditional Vietnamese flavour profile. Fish sauce is to Vietnamese food, what olive oil is to the Italians! Fish sauce adds a salty element to the flavour balance and because of its intensity, a little goes a long way. It’s a very versatile ingredient and is used in a myriad of ways in South East Asian cooking. Oyster sauce is another important condiment in Vietnamese cuisine. Mainly used to add sweetness, it also tones down the bitterness of fresh leafy greens and balances the flavour.
The cooking in Vietnam is done with minimal use of oil and dairy and relies more on the light, fresh flavours of herbs and vegetables. As a result, Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
It tastes amazing!
There are many reasons that Vietnamese food has become such a firm favourite around the world and the main one is that is tastes sensational! But don’t take our word for it, try for yourself! Mrs Luu’s Southpoint create some of the best Vietnamese food in town, from rice noodle salads to their famous banh-mi’s.
Right now, you can enjoy one of Mrs Luu’s delicious Chicken Banh-Mi’s and Homemade Lime Iced Tea for just $10 as part of our Good Meals Good Feels campaign, supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation.