Tastes of Vietnam
Date: Sunday, July 8th
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members
Vietnamese cuisine is influenced by the ancient imperial cuisine of the Nguyễn dynasty and the French colonization. Its dishes are always modeled according to the balance of the five elements: spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet.
Vietnamese cuisine bears the influence of its neighboring cuisines: Indian, Thai, Cambodian, Malay and Chinese, as well as of its colonizers: the French. Contrast and balance are the principles that decide how vegetables and spices are carefully combined with poultry, meat or fish. The resulting dishes are scrumptious but light and colorful to the eye. The importance given to the freshness of ingredients and the minimal use of oil has earned Vietnamese food a reputation of being one of the world’s healthiest.