The distinct Asian zing in Vietnamese food comes from ingredients including zesty limes, lemongrass, star anise and fish sauce. Chillies regularly feature, but most dishes tend not to be overly spicy. So if you like it hotter, side sauces and dips are a great way to turn up the temperature.
Why not try our Chilli Lemongrass Stir Fry. This is a Vietnamese classic with a bit of spice and the delicate underlying flavour of lemongrass cooked through the sauce.
They are a fantastic example of the lightness of touch and sophistication that developed in Vietnamese cuisine during the years of French colonisation. The influences of neighbours China, Laos and Cambodia can also be tasted in the country’s many, and varied, national dishes.