Do you know your basic ingredients?
Understanding a little bit more about the cuisine you’re eating makes any meal more enjoyable.
- Vietnam is one of the largest exporters of rice worldwide. You’ll see it steamed, in vermicelli noodles, vinegars, cakes, patties and more.
- Known as nuoc mam, fish sauce is a staple ingredient that is made from salting and fermenting fish (traditionally anchovies) for a pungent umami flavor.
- Vietnamese cuisine is known for finishing dishes via a heaping pile of fresh herbs, like cilantro, basil, lime-leaf and shaved ginger or chopped scallions.
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