A. Vietnamese coriander tastes a little like cilantro but more peppery, spicy, and lemony. These qualities explain why this herb is also known as hot mint! Young leaves are best to eat, as older leaves get tough and lose flavor.
Does Vietnamese cilantro taste like cilantro?
Vietnamese cilantro is a plant that’s native to Southeast Asia, where its leaves are a very popular culinary ingredient. It has a taste similar to the cilantro normally grown in America, with the added bonus of being able to thrive in the summer heat.
How do you use cilantro in Vietnamese?
Using Vietnamese coriander:
To encourage fresh, dense growth, pinch out the growing tip of each shoot when you plant, or periodically as you harvest. We like to slice the foliage into small strips and add them to fresh spring rolls, green salads, chicken and potato salads, Asian inspired soups, noodles, and curries.
How do you eat Vietnamese coriander?
In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.
Is cilantro used in Vietnamese cooking?
Coriander (Cilantro) – Rau Mùi or Ngò
Coriander is very prevalent in Vietnamese cuisine particularly on banh mi (bánh mì) sandwiches, sprinkled on top of pho (phở), and mixed in with many fresh salads.
Is Thai basil and Vietnamese mint the same?
Vietnamese mint smells similar to Thai basil but it is far more pungent with a hot bite and slight numbing character and a strong alkalinity. Also known as hot mint, it is the leaf to use in Malaysian laksa soups, and is often simply known as laksa leaf. It’s also used as a salad ingredient, and cooked dishes.
What does Vietnamese coriander look like?
Quick Care. Vietnamese coriander has oblong, pointed, flat leaves with a purple streak mid-leaf. Known as Rau Răm in Vietnam, Vietnamese coriander is common in Vietnamese and Southeast Asian cuisine.