Question: Is Vietnamese influenced by France?

Did the French influence Vietnamese food?

Today, France’s influence is still evident in Vietnam’s architecture, religion and art. However, France’s influence on Vietnamese food has been one of the most lasting results of the French occupation—and certainly the most delicious.

Why do Vietnamese eat baguettes?

The reason these sandwiches stand out is because of the use of seasonal local ingredients. The stall owners shop twice a day and put fresh vegetables and herbs inside the dense baguettes. The freshness is real, unlike the food in some of the famous fast-food restaurants!

What other countries have had a significant impact on Vietnamese cuisine?

France brought coffee to Vietnamese two centuries later during the colonisation. It did not hurt that Vietnamese has a climate so conducive to growing coffee. This is why it quickly adapted and integrated into Vietnamese local cuisine and has even become a symbol of Vietnamese culture.

Why did the French fail in Vietnam?

The French lost their Indochinese colonies due to political, military, diplomatic, economic and socio-cultural factors. The fall of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 signalled a loss of French power. General Vo Nguyen Giap and his Viet Minh had triumphed on the eve of the Geneva Conference.

Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?

The USA was afraid that communism would spread to South Vietnam and then the rest of Asia. It decided to send money, supplies and military advisers to help the South Vietnamese Government.

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