Healthy Eating

When talking about catering for a healthier lifestyle or eating healthy foods then using Vietnamese as with most Asian foods there are a number of pluses. The biggest is that Vietnamese food is very healthy and yet extremely tasty. You can, over time, lose weight, as generally Vietnamese food is less fatty and it offers a tremendous amount of variety, texture flavour and the aromas from all the herbs and spices is exquisite.

Some Vietnamese dishes are sweetened with a small amount of sugar or can often contain desiccated coconut or coconut milk. Coconut is high in saturated fat, but when the dishes are divided amongst larger numbers of people then the portions of kilojoule per serving is negligible.

A large number of Vietnamese dishes are influenced by their ancestral religion such as Buddhism which has a great respect for animals so in many cases the dishes are meat free or alternatively there’s a greater number of fish dishes available. Also there is an historical element to Vietnamese cooking where the dishes have been largely influenced by Chinese and Thai foods as well as the input from French cuisine. Go here for further information regarding event catering.

Vietnamese soups are seldom served as a first course. Usually they are a liquid accompaniment to the meal or, in some case a complete meal in themselves.

But nothing could be simpler in catering services Melbourne with Vietnamese food than to have a large bowl of rice, steamed or fried and have with it a number of separate dishes which can consist of just vegetables, or spicy meat or fish dishes accompanied by a clear soup which you take and eat with the rice base.