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Vietnam and its food culture

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A key element of Vietnamese culture is the focus on beautiful fresh food as you will see in my images below.

I love the floor tiles in this restaurant – the mixed patterns work incredibly well.

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The vibrant colour of the fresh food at the markets.

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In Vietnamese culture, only women sell food and products.  Here the women are selling various herbs and vegetables.

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Fresh caught crabs by the Bon River, Hoi An.

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Fresh fish delivered straight to the Hoi An market which is held right on the waterfront.  The women were preparing the fish cakes for sale right on the spot.

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This is a noodle shop at the market where the noodles are made by hand.  I love this lady’s beautiful face.

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I attended a Vietnamese cooking class at Trinh Diem Vy’s restaurant in Hoi An.  It was a great class and the food I made tasted incredible!  I couldn’t believe I made it myself – with a lot of help from the instructor of course!

This dish is spicy chicken skewers with green mango salad – amazing!

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