Some of the best Vietnamese food can be had in L.A. and Toronto. My favorites are the Spring Rolls, Pho and Vietnamese coffee. If you are in Toronto, you must also try the Vancouver crab cooked Vietnamese style, ie. with curry! Most unforgettable!!!
Vietnamese food are filling and great for a quick simple lunch without having to forgo the taste and presentation of the dishes. It is also economical and not too fattening!
Vietnamese cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of Vietnam; fish sauce, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables are commonly used. Vietnamese recipes use a diverse range of herbs, including lemongrass, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander and Thai basil leaves.
The Vietnamese also have a number of vegetarian dishes, influenced by Buddhist beliefs. The most common meats used in Vietnamese cuisine are pork, chicken, shrimp, and various kinds of seafood. Beef is used less commonly, save for pho, bun bo Hue, thit bo xao rau muong, canh bo xao... Duck and goat are used.