The Vietnamese cuisine brings unique and special flavor by the subtle and sophisticated in the use of spices. Can say spices made the soul of each dish.
Vietnam is a beautiful country blessed with a lot of fresh foods and unique. Along with the ingenuity and creativity of the people here in the coordination, mixing the spices that Vietnamese food is more attractive and unique.
Families are not the main ingredients make the dish, but it is an important factor creating excellent taste and flavor to the dish. Vietnamese spices which use extremely diverse and abundant. From herbs such as basil, perilla, dill ... kind of like lemon, chili, pepper ... From the spices get through fermented shrimp sauce, vinegar, fresh ... to the types of distillation such as fish sauce and water...
Each dish necessarily has the spices to make a specific dish. For example, to have lemon chicken, dog meat with shrimp sauce is the correct type. These spices come through many years of history of the nation. What most suitable essence is retained, not eliminated, disappeared. Therefore, the use of spices is also very delicate, careful.
The spices come in dishes not only works to enhance the flavor of the dish but also medicine. Welding identifiable dishes such as fish, snails are usually cooked with hot spices, spicy ginger, chili ... to avoid stomach cold. Hydrophobic other things, poisoning, abdominal pain should never be used in the same dish. Can say, use spices also requires a level of knowledge and sophistication of the cooking.
Dog meat must be served with basil, add slices of galangal sliced yellow nursery. To add color, painting with just a few on lemongrass and leaf size velvety dark purple. Bun thang cannot be regarded as good if not a little shrimp sauce, but especially a tomato stem oil droplets, a bowl of delicious soup with fresh water. Want characteristic flavor of the noodles, restaurants ginger and onions baked crushed. Pho has beautifully colored by green stems, some branched fragrant mixed dark brown the beef pieces to make a beautiful picture. When eating, one for adding a dash of red pepper, a few drops of lemon juice nuggets, pho so good that it cannot refuse. Each dish is the total mix of natural colors and flavors Vietnam.
If we are talking about the use of each type of spices in each dish does not know never can tell all. The abundance of the same species as well as the sophistication in the use made of the unique and special Vietnamese cuisine.