Ingredients to make vegetarian foods are mainly vegetables, roots, fruit, soy products and mushrooms. The art of cooking vegetarian meals requires the foods to be delicious, healthy and also eye catching. Besides simply sautéing or boiling vegetarian food, vegetarian chefs create dishes that mimic the taste and appearance of meat such as sautéed chicken innards, fried prawns, spring rolls, scrambled eggs and braised pork.
Mung bean stuffed tapioca cakes. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP
Green tea with some kinds of jams. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP
In order to serve the rising demand for vegetarian food, numerous vegetarian restaurants and good shops have mushroomed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and provinces nationwide. They serve a wide range of dishes from soups, porridge and noodles to other braised, sautéed, and simmered dishes.
At the end of a vegetarian meal, people can enjoy desserts like fruit, sweet soup or tea served with fruit conserves. Among different types of tea, rose tea is very special with a light taste and sweet aroma that can bring about the feelings of relief and calm so people can regain their energy for daily tasks.
Some reputed vegetarian restaurants:
In Ho Chi Minh City
Bong Sung Vegetarian Restaurant, No. 86 Nguyen Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
Tel: +84 09 3822 0377
By Nguyen Luan