Restaurants - Vietnamese
Vietnamese restaurants serve Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese restaurants and cuisine work on five fundamental taste elements, spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (Earth). Vietnamese restaurants offer dishes that have a distinctive flavor, with common ingredients such as fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese restaurants use lemongrass and ginger. Traditional Vietnamese restaurants are known for their fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide. Vietnamese restaurants briefly cook meat to preserve their original textures and colors. Vegetables are eaten fresh; if they are cooked, they are boiled or only briefly stir-fried. Vietnamese restaurants focus on presentation. Vietnamese restaurants use black pepper in place of chilies.