At Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo A Week Full Of Vietnamese Delectable Cuisines

The Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is hosting a Vietnamese promotion this week with a range of delectable delights from Vietnam. The Vietnamese buffet will be held at the Dining Room in the lobby. Chef Luong Duc Dung, the head chef of Quan Xua Restaurant in Vietnam is

preparing authentic dishes that capture the diverse and exotic taste of Vietnamese cooking.

Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its use of fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and its reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herb, meats and a selective use of spices to reach that signature taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide. It is also known for its simplistic use of ingredients in a way that the dish is not overpowering, and the ingredients used can speak for themselves.

The buffet hosts a range of Vietnamese delicacies that are a perfect blend of herbs, spices and meats that are all key ingredients to Vietnamese cuisine.  Starters such as authentic paper rolls with fish, fresh vegetables and peanuts, and a wide variety of salads that are use traditional Vietnamese ingredients, such as Banana flower Salad, Mango Salad with dried Shrimp, Duck and bamboo Shoots Spicy Saladand Clam and Shoot lotus Salad.

There are soup stations, serving soups such as Chicken and baby corn Soup, mushroom soup and tofu soup. There are also hot pot stations serving Chicken hot pot with vegetable, as well as a variety of noodles from beef, chicken to seafood.

For the mains there are a wide range of meats, all cooked in the traditional Vietnamese style, Roasted Duck with leaf from Lang Son Province, Grilled Beef in Bamboo, Braised Chicken with Traditional Vietnam Herb Grilled Pork with “” MắKén””. Vietnam is famous for its seafood, and the buffet does not disappoint with options such as deep fried shrimp paste with sugar cane grilled squid paste on lemon grass and grilled fish with galangal. There are also the options oftraditional fresh noodles and coconut sticky rice.

Though one may not think that Vietnamese cuisine would offer any dessert options, however there are numerous tasty Vietnamese desserts!

Their desserts are far from conventional, and are quirky and interesting when it comes to flavour and texture, for example there is sticky rice with yoghurt and coconut and banana sago. There is also the colourful black bean and sweet sticky rice, which is a colourful and unusual treat!

To continue with the usual array of desserts there is a variety of sweet soups, the options being green bean, black bean and lotus. For those feeling less adventures there are also the traditional Vietnamese cakes such as Banana cake, as well as banana fritters.

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