In general, northern Vietnamese cuisine is not bold in any particular taste—sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, or sour. Most northern Vietnamese foods feature light and balanced flavors that result…

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As a result, the foods there are often less spicy than those in other regions. Black pepper is used in place of chilies as the most popular ingredient…

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As a result, the foods there are often less spicy than those in other regions. Black pepper is used in place of chilies as the most popular ingredient…

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The Vietnamese foods that are spicy tend to be in the vein of a hot curry, beef noodle, a Thai-style sour and sweet hot pot. That said, it…

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If this crowd likes their pho spicy, I’d suggest a crisp Asian lager (e.g. Sapporo, Asahi, Tsingtao) as would generally be paired with Thai or Indian cuisine to…

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When it comes to some good all-round wine options for pairing with Vietnamese food, think of light-bodied wine styles that won’t dominate the rich flavours, but will enhance…

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The difference between Vietnamese and Chinese food is that Vietnamese dishes tend to use more herbs and leaf vegetables that are eaten raw as accompaniments to their dishes…

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What drink goes well with pho? The foolproof pairing for phở of any kind is rosé Dry rosé, sparkling or still, pairs with beef, chicken or tofu, so…

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Vietnamese foods are rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamins C, B1, B6, B3, folate, biotin, zinc, copper, magnesium and potassium – all of which have been proven…

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The pho, the most famous Vietnamese food, is certainly one of the most balanced dishes I know. Eaten all day long, it contains carbs, good proteins (beef or…

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