Vietnamese cuisinefeatures a combination of five fundamental taste elements in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor, which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include, fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, and fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander Saigon Cinamon, birds eay chili, lime and basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.