Vietnamese cuisine is beloved for its fresh flavours, healthy dishes and usage of fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, basil, lemongrass and parsley. Although the cuisine features a number of similarities with Chinese due to a historical relationship between the countries, the cuisine of Vietnam is different not only due to its geographical location, but also its colonial history. Once a colony of France, Vietnamese food has taken on influences of French cooking that have remained until this day, including tasty banh mi, which are French-style baguettes packed full of delicious Vietnamese ingredients including minced pork meatballs, fried egg, pork floss, sardines and grilled chicken, plus seitan, tofu and cooked vegetables for vegetarians. At Edinburgh’s Vietnamese restaurants, you can choose from a wide range of options including banh mi, curries, noodle dishes and everything else in between. Since Scotland's capital boasts a large Vietnamese community, you can count on finding an Edinburgh Vietnamese restaurant that’s perfect for you.