<p><span>Vietnamese food is one of the most varied and seductive on the planet – a delicious mix of the food of its colonial visitors and age-old native flavours and techniques.&nbsp;The key ingredients used in Vietnamese cooking (along them fish sauce, sugar and rice) are very similar to its closest neighbours, Thailand and Cambodia; yet Vietnamese cooking has a distinct style all of its own. It tends to be less spicy, lighter, fragrant and fresh. <em><a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2008/07/01/about-vietnamese-food" target="_blank">Read more</a></em></span></p>