BREAKS COOKING : VIETNAM
. . the land of the noodle crazy population - breakfast, lunch
is bordered by China in the North and by Laos and Cambodia
in the West. Three quarters of the country is occupied by
mountains and tropical forests. The weather in the southern
part of Vietnam is tropical whilst in the north it has the
monsoon which brings a hot, rainy season from mid-May to mid-September
and a warm, dry season from mid-October to mid-March.
country is an eclectic mix of old and new from Hanoi in the
north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south. Hanoi the capital
city of Vietnam has a lot to offer to its visitors and residents
alike. It is quieter than Ho Chi Minh City but there are more
green spaces and eighteen beautiful lakes such as Hoan Kiem
Lake, West Lake and Truc Bach Lake to discover. The most attractive
part of Hanoi is its centre, around Hoan Kiem Lake and the
Old Quarter. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) remains the
economic capital of Vietnam, its cultural diversity, which
remains, makes this an undeniably rich city.
of the countryside remains unchanged. From the Mekong Delta
to the green patchwork of rice paddies to the soaring mountains
in the north which tower over tiny villages where life continues
much as it has done for centuries, to the South China Sea
and the three thousand chalk islands in Ha Long Bay this is
a country not to be missed.
food varies from region to region. Rice and noodles are staple
foods and are served with nearly all meals. The most popular
dishes are nema rán (spring rolls), bún
thang (noodles with sliced pork, eggs, shredded chicken
and shrimp), shellfish steamed with ginger and sea crabs fried
with salt. Among common ingredients used are: shark fin, duck,
pork paste, fish, spices, fruits, vegetables, crab meat, lobster
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