Vietnamese cuisine features a combination of five fundamental taste elements. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavour which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, and fruits and vegetables.
Recipes often use lemongrass, ginger, Vietnamese mint, coriander, cinnamon, chili, lime, and basil leaves.Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.
At iPho we source our herbs from responsible organic growers and have it delivered fresh, ensuring the essential flavors of the herb are a joy to your palate.
Vietnamese Food & Health
Eating low GI is a key nutrition message that goes hand-in-hand with other healthy eating guidelines such as eat less saturated fats and eat more fruit and vegetables.
“GI is a ranking (from 1 to 100) which measures the effect of a food on your blood-glucose level over the two hours after the food is eaten,” explains Joanna McMillan-Price, a Sydney nutrition scientist and co-author of The Low GI Diet book. “Research has shown that very high glucose levels after meals, called glucose spikes, are damaging to our arteries and various blood vessels, and promote excessive insulin production.”
Eating low-GI foods means you avoid those spikes and dramatic falls in blood-glucose so you get a much steadier stream of energy. At iPho we care for your heath and use the lowest GI products possible.