Maplewood
1715 Beam Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55119
(651) 747-1000
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7061 10th St N
Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 735 7306

Vietnamese Food in Maplewood and Oakdale Minnesota

Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam, and features a combination of five fundamental tastes (Vietnamese: ngũ vị) in overall meals. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include shrimp paste, fish sauce, bean sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. French cuisine has also had a major influence due to the French colonization of Vietnam. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves.
Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. It is also low in sugar and is almost always naturally gluten-free, as many of the dishes are made with rice noodles, rice papers and rice flour instead of wheat. 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 [1]. See an example below of Vietnamese food items that we have created especially at Bambu Restaurant.
Bún  “Vietnamese Noodle Salad”

Rice noodles, cucumbers, daikon, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, lettuce, crushed peanuts, and fried shallots.
Served with fish sauce  7.99  |  Add 2 Egg Rolls 3.99

Gà Xào Xả ớt “Spicy Chicken with Lemongrass”

Dark chicken meat cooked with lemongrass, yellow and green onions. Garnished with sliced fresh cucumbers 13.99

Hủ Tiếu Xào “Stir Fried Rice Noodles”

Stir fried rice noodles with cabbage, carrots, bamboo shoot,and scallions 10.99v

Khoai Tây “Fried  Potatoes”

Crispy fried potatoes stir fried with yellow & green onions  10.99

Bò Lúc Lắc"Shaking Beef"

Stir fried grass fed beef in a smoking hot wok with yellow onion, scallions, and  bell pepper  15.99

Phở Tái Bò Viên " Beef Steak and Meatball Pho"

Phở served with thinly sliced beef steak & meatballs Small 9.99  |  Regular 10.99  |  Upgrade to jumbo bowl add 6.00

Phở Đặc Biệt " Special Phở"

Special Phở with a combination of sliced beef steak, meatballs, tendon, and tripe  Regular 11.99  | Upgrade to jumbo bowl add 6.00

Phở Đồ Biển "Seafood Phở"

Phở served with snow crab meat, shrimp, scallop & squid Regular 12.99 |  Upgrade to jumbo bowl add 6.00

Hủ Tiếu Hoặc Mì Mỷ Tho “Rice or Egg Noodle Soup”

Your choice of rice noodles or egg noodles with barbeque  pork, shrimp, quail eggs, and snow crab meat  11.99

Phở Gà "Chicken Phở"

Phở served with sliced chicken  
Small 9.99  | Regular 10.99 |  Upgrade to jumbo bowl add 6.00

1. Wikipedia contributors, Vietnamese Cuisine, Retrieved 12:06, Feb 28, 2020.
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