BEANS AND NUTS
In Vietnam, dairy products are almost never consumed. This is compensated by often consuming beans, peas and lentils. Tofu (bean curd), which is made from soybeans, is used in many traditional dishes. Bean sprouts and young pea pods are one of the favorite snacks.
Peanuts are often ground into pasta and added to goulash, soups and noodle dishes. It is also crushed and sprinkled with crumbs on the finished dish. Aromatic oil is made from sesame seeds, which are sprayed with dishes before serving to give an additional taste.