Vietnamese food is a cuisine that is strongly influenced by its Asian roots, specifically Vietnam and China. With its unique dishes, and original use of spices, the desire for authentic Vietnamese cuisine has led to a growing industry. Two of the most popular businesses in this industry are Vietnamese restaurants, and the stores that sell the ingredients to actually cook the food.
Grocery stores contribute to the success of every food industry. For chefs looking to cook an authentic meal, though, international grocery stores are even more necessary. Whether it is ingredients for a complex recipe, or specialized spices for a complex beef dish, a Vietnamese-based grocery store will have the ingredients. The should stock all the specific ingredients that are commonly used in Asian dishes, such as rice, noodles, and the meats or spices that are used. In fact, employees within the store should not just be able to point you towards the products necessary to make spring rolls, but they may even have a few tips to guide you through a new meal!
On the other side of the industry, we have the restaurants. These establishments will have menus that offer a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes, including pho, egg rolls, and other gourmet food. While many of the establishments offer dining in or take out options, some also do catering. If they do cater, the restaurant will often offer a fusion of foods, like both pho soup containing noodles and beef, and sandwiches. From a bowl of steamed rice to a special vegetarian dish, there are many options to be had at any of these establishments. Depending on the restaurant, they will also have various options for lunch and dinner.