Modern Vietnamese cuisine is heavily influenced by the French colonists. However, traditional Vietnamese cuisine is similar to Chinese cooking. But instead of using soy sauce, they use fish sauce almost exclusively. They use a lot of lemon grass and lime too. They also have their own version of Buddhist vegatarian dishes.
Famous Vietnamese dishes:
- Shrimp rolls wrapped in rice paper
- Pho - beef noodles, a north Vietnam breakfast. However, in the US, it is eaten as lunch and dinner too.
- Grilled pork or shredded pork over rice noodles
- extremely strong coffee
See also: cooking