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Chủ Đề Food and Cooking
1. Do you like cooking? Why / why not?
Sometimes. I like preparing a special meal for family or friends who visit, but everyday cooking is a bit boring; it's something that has to be done, but it's not really fun.
2. Who did the cooking in your family when you were a child?
My mother almost always did the cooking when I was young. I don't think she trusted my father to make a nice meal.
3. Do you think that it's important to know how to cook well?
I'm not sure whether it's important to cook well, but I do think that everyone should know the basics. It definitely isn't healthy to rely on pre-prepared meals or fast food.
4. Do you think that children should be taught cookery at school?
Yes, that's probably a good idea. If all children knew how to cook a few basic, healthy meals, that would surely be a good thing.
5. Can you tell me something about the food in your country?
6. Can you describe your favorite food?
Ah, yes. We’re famous for our cooking. We have a lot of very spicy food which some foreigners find too hot, but the spices are essential for the flavours we like. We like meat a lot, but beans are also important in our dishes.
7. Can you tell me something about Vietnamese food?
Well, there is no such simple thing as so-called “Vietnamese food”. With a territory as large and a history as long and complex as Vietnam’s, it is inevitable that distinct regional differences in cuisine have evolved over the centuries.
It is generally accepted that we have three principal culinary regions: Northern, Central and Southern, with Western most commoly listed as a fourth. But these designations are not hard and fast geographical boundaries.
Well, the mainstream culinary traditions in all three regions of Vietnam share some fundamental features. First, freshness of food: most meats are only briefly cooked to preserve their original textures and corlours. Second, presence of herbs and vegetables: Herbs and vegetables are used abundantly in Vietnamese cuisines. Vietnamese dishes are incomplete without herbs and vegetables. Third, broths or soup-based are characteristic of all three regions. Last, presentation: the condiments that accompany Vietnamese meals are usually colourful and arranged in eye-pleasing manners.
8. What is people’s favorite food in your region?
9. Why do they like this type of food?
Definitely, the sour soup called canh chua is often cooked in hot pot style (called lau canh chua). People in the south like hot and spicy food a lot, but our foreign visitors often find it too hot to enjoy. They can make very nice hotpot with limitless ingredients.
One of the major reasons for the popularity of this type of food may be the weather. It is very different from here. In summer, it can be very humid and according to the traditional Vietnamese medicine, humidity can be very harmful to the health, so people there usually eat very hot food with a lot of chilies and black pepper to get rid of the humidity in the body. Another reason may be that hot food can be very appetising.
10. What kind of restaurants do you like going to?
11. Describe a restaurant that you often to go?
Well, I like to go to restaurants that are informal and relaxing but offer varieties of food and good service, anyway good value for money. Sometimes, I also take my clients to the formal and luxurious restaurants. But I often feel uneasy with so many waitresses or waiters offering you extremely good service, and trying to please you. Meanwhile, the dishes are too expensive and I think that’s a waste of money.
I often go to the Pearl Restaurant, a Chinese restautant near my university. It’s a well-known restaurant in this area for the authentic Sichuan food they offer to the customers. Their house special dishes such as twice-cooked fish and diced rabbit with green pepper are so tasty that all the customers would like to order them. As a matter of fact, they have a special dish or soup every day. Apart from the quality of the food, the service is also good , the waiters and waitresses are well trained, efficient, patient, and polite. As a regular customer, I also get discount on the dishes.
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