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Vietnamese Food

Pham Tuan Anh
Level B1 - B1 - Intermediate
 : International
 : Male
 : Very Slow
 : 116.46
 : 3 Min 57 Sec
Gofam
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Vietnamese Food

Pham Tuan Anh
Level B1 - B1 - Intermediate
 : International
 : Male
 : Very Slow
 : 116.46
 : 3 Min 57 Sec
Gofam
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i want to talk about Vietnamese cuisine. and, to many of you, it may sound just like Chinese cuisine or Indian cuisine, it doesn't matter. but in that part of the world where i come from, Vietnam, China, Korea, um each country has a very distinctive, uh, style of cooking and making food. and, it's very special for me that people appreciate Vietnamese food. um, Vietnamese food is, um, very nutritious, but um much less spicy than, um, Thai food, if you've eaten it, if you've tried it. and um, we use a lot of ingredients that are only in Vietnam. but, uh, i have become quite popular in, for example, America. uh, where there is a very large population, um, who came from Vietnam. so, um, in Vietnam, the daily cooking is not much different from, um, say, eating out. you eat almost the same type of food, back home and in restaurants. there's nothing too_ different from what you get in a restaurant, um, which maybe in other countries may be considered more special than the, home made food. uh, one of the_ one of the most famous Vietnamese dish is uh the spring rolls. and in Vietnamese, it's called nam. and since it's very popular around new year and, you know, for a feast, a new year party and stuff like that. so um it's called spring rolls. and Vietnamese spring rolls are very different, from those, um, made by chin- almost- like, um, American Chinese. and um... it's made with very thin rice paper, instead of the thick one that you, see that Chinese spring rolls are wrapped in. and um... another, um, very special type of Vietnamese food is, fish sauce. and fish sauce tastes very good. but... smell a little bit. and um, not too many foreigners like fish sauce, at first. but once they've tried it, they kind of love it. um in Vietnam, fish sauce is used almost in every meal. and um... we can fry vegetable... we can fry vegetable with fish sauce. we can, make it into uh, sauces for dipping other food in. it's very tasty. and here in America, fish sauce doesn't taste like it tastes... back home for me. so i really want a chance to have a good Vietnamese meal with real good, fish sauce. um, the food in Vietnam is, um, to me_ it's much tastier than the food in America. um, in Vietnam um... we eat a lot more healthy food. and it's not like in America, and people eat the steak without any sauce on it, which to me is very tasteless. and um, i'm going to have to live on sc- campus for two years. i'm going have to eat American food for two years, and i'm not very happy about it. something interesting.

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Vietnamese Food

Gofam, a Vietnamese student living in the United States, describes Vietnamese food and compares it to American food.

Pham Tuan Anh
Level B1 - B1 - Intermediate
 : International
 : Male
 : Very Slow
 : 116.46
 : 3 Min 57 Sec
Gofam
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A young man talks about the delicacies of Vietnamese cuisine. He mentions that Vietnam, China, and Korea have quite distinct styles of cooking. The most famous Vietnamese dish is spring rolls, which are called "nam" and are very popular for special occasions, such as New Year's. He finds the food in Vietnam much tastier than the food in America and thinks it is a lot healthier. He has to eat American food for the next two years and is not looking forward to it.

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Vietnamese Food

Pham Tuan Anh
Level B1 - B1 - Intermediate
 : International
 : Male
 : Very Slow
 : 116.46
 : 3 Min 57 Sec
Gofam
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Gofam, a Vietnamese student living in the United States, describes Vietnamese food and compares it to American food.

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