Vietnamese cuisine as seen through an American photographer’s lens

VietNamNet Bridge - In a series of photographs titled "Colors of Saigon", American photographer Michael  shoots glamorous images of Vietnamese cuisine.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer

According to Michael, Saigon or HCM City is one of the most vibrant cities he has ever known. One of the things that he loves about this city is its captivating dishes.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The baked cuisine is actually capable of making customers realize the rich meaning of life.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Fresh fruits and herbs are an indispensable component of Vietnam cuisine.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Sweet cuisine are great desserts for connoisseurs.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

A simple dish can be a combination of many different components, for example, spring rolls.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

People here are as charming as the food they make.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Cold beer is available, and is cheap and with great flavors.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Vietnam-style draft beer must be tasted on the sidewalk, not in fancy restaurants.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Iced coffee is a very popular drink in Saigon.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

In addition to the restaurants, street cafes, markets are also an ideal place to explore Vietnamese cuisine.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The products here may cause tourists to be dizzy because of their abundance.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

There are numerous kinds of flavors to experience, from sweets such as tea, fruits...

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

… to other cuisine like bun nem (vermicelli with spring rolls) and bun thit nuong (vermicelli with roast meat).

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Leaving the realm of cuisine, Saigon’s color is present in a variety of Asian goods.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The fabric will be used to make graceful ao dai (Vietnamese gown).

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The mix of the old and new is a characteristic of the city.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Life is very vibrant and colorful on the street.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

If you want to find stillness, the temples are the ideal destinations.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The colors here carry deep spiritual meaning.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The space becomes more delicate and subtle suffused with incense smoke.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

In contrast to the oriental temples are the impressive churches of the western style.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

The colors of religion here have different meanings, but all bring peace to the human heart.

Vietnamese cuisine, photos, foreign photographer 

Saigon is a city of art lovers.



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