Vietnam food culture is formed in the natural lifestyle. It is not just a feature of material culture, but also a spiritual feature. Through the features of cuisine, people’s qualification and dignities, etiquettes and customs in food will be reflected.
Vietnam food culture in each part of the country has its own distinct features. Yet, rice has been playing its important role in the national cuisine. That there are differences in regional food makes diversity of Vietnamese cuisine.
Vietnam food customs is characterized by many cooking techniques, eating habits, manners and foot etiquette. These features make food culture in Vietnam different from other parts in the world, though being affected by Chinese and other cultures.