In this article, we continue to provide you some knowledge of the amazing cuisine in the world, particularly, Vietnam, South Korea, China and Spain. The superb cuisine is one of the main reasons for these countries to draws a great number of tourists annually.
Vietnamese food is attractive to a lot of tourists because of the harmonious combination of different spices. Traditionally, Vietnamese families sit around a tray to have a meal. They use chopsticks to take food and rice is considered to be an indispensable part of their daily meals. All these features become a common practice of the entire nation. However, each region has its own culinary features.
In terms of Northern cuisine, the dishes here are often tasteful, not too pungent and colorful. As usual, they do not contain a lot of spicy, fatty and sweet tastes because shrimp sauce and diluted fish sauce are used. Hanoi is regarded as the cradle of the northern cuisine with delicious dishes such as phở (noodle soup), bún chả (rice vermicelli with grilled meatball), bún thang (special rice noodle soup), bún ốc (rice vermicelli with snails), cốm làng Vòng (Vietnamese green rice), bánh cuốn Thanh Tri (Thanh Tri stuffed pancake) accompanied by types of spices such as basil and giant water bug essential oil.
Different from Northern cuisine, the food in the Central region has a strong taste. There are more spicy foods here than the North and South. The color combination is also diverse. This place is famous for sour shrimp sauce and shrimp paste. The highlight of the Central cuisine is the Royal Cuisine of Hue.
Southern cuisine is under the influence of Chinese, Thai and Cambodian cuisine. For this reason, the dishes of the South are often in favor of sweet and spicy tastes. This region is well known for kinds of dry sauce such as mắm cá sặc (snakeskin gourami sauce), mắm ba khía (sesarma mederi sauce) and mắm bò hóc (prahok). The land also offers various idyllic foods such as steamed flying foxes, field mouse cooked with coconut water, monocled cobra with mung bean congee and larva.
Korean cuisine plays a very important role in the long-standing unique culture of this land. Their breakfast usually consists of 6 dishes; lunch has 12 dishes and dinner has nearly 20 dishes. Each dish has its own ingredients and cooking methods.
The outstanding characteristic of Korean food is that in each region and season (spring, summer, autumn and winter), there are different unique dishes. Therefore, the ingredients are very diverse, for example, mushrooms, beans, mussels, seaweeds, fish, tree roots and vegetables with numerous colors.
On the Korean dining table, many dishes together with types of bowls and plates with different colors are displayed. Almost all Korean dishes contain the spices such as soy sauce, garlic, salt, onion, cooking oil, sesame oil, chili paste, pepper powder and dried chili. In addition, kimchi and kong-guksu are two indispensable dishes in traditional Korean meals.
China is considered one of the countries with the largest cuisine and their foods are loved by quite a few people around the world. Each region of China brings a distinctive culinary style, which creates a fascinating Chinese culinary culture. Their dishes are excellent at flavors, colors and shapes.
A good food must be eye-catching and have a characteristic aroma. Besides, the food is often made from fresh ingredients and the arrangement is required to be impressive. In addition, the nourishment is an important factor that is created by the ingenious combination of foods and herbs such as medicinal herbs and sea cucumber.
Chinese dishes are cooked in a variety of methods including steaming, frying, simmering, cooking, roasted, boiling, braising and dipping. Besides the choice of food and cooking method, the most important factor to have a delicious food is a good understanding of the fire suitability and the cooking time. The Chinese often use chopsticks to pick up food. From their viewpoint, this etiquette shows the calmness, politeness and gentleness.
Spanish cuisine is extremely varied. As a country with a long coastline, Spain has a range of fresh seafood. The diversity of the Mediterranean culture is also obviously expressed through the cuisine here along with thousands of different processes and flavors.
Spaniards tend to have light meals such as meat, vegetables and fish, especially seafood. Like the Chinese and European cuisine, Spanish cuisine gives priority to types of oil. The outstanding beverage bringing the unique cultures of Spanish cuisine is Sangria, which is made of wine and fruit.
Hope that this article will give you a lot of interesting experiences about the unique cuisine of some countries in the world. You can refer to Top 8 countries with amazing cuisine in the world (part 1).