Vietnamese Food Recipes

My personal favourite national cuisine. The slim yet lengthy nation of Vietnam is perhaps better known for it's recent military history but it's food is to die for. Dishes are influenced by it's great rival China to the North and by the French, who colonised the country for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Both a stong agricultural sector and a highly varied terrain mean that dishes vary from Pho Bo (beef noodle soup) to Banh Mi (baguettes with pate), and are washed down with some of the best coffee I will ever have.