Fresh vegetables, herbs and spices feature strongly in Vietnamese cooking and you can find lots of good low-cal options when dining out on this cuisine. Fresh rice-paper rolls are a healthy choice as are stir-fry vegetables, meats, poultry, and tofu with steamed rice and salads, soups and steamed dishes.
Things to avoid include prawn fritters, deep-fried spring rolls, spare ribs, fried dishes or dishes with honey or caramel sauce.
|Beef satay, 2 sticks||265||9|
|Rice paper roll, 1||60||1|
|Canh Chay (vegetable and tofu soup)||80||3|
|Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup), 1 ½ cups||475||6|
|Ga Chien (crispy chicken with plum sauce)||900||40|
|Cuu Xao Lan (curried lamb and vegetables in coconut milk)||900||40|
|Thit Heo Goi Baup Cai, (spicy cabbage rolls with pork) each||200||7|
|Rau Cai Xao Chay (stir-fried vegetables with soy sauce)||400||15|
|Vietnamese coffee, 1 cup||123||3|