Vietnamese cuisine is known for “Each season has its own type of food” philosophy. This shows the sophistication and appreciation of the precious nutritious ingredients that nature favors us with. In the summer, we prioritize something sweet, cool and light, instead of hot, flavorful dishes for winter. During winter, people feel hungrier. Amazingly, the body engine works better in the winter and foods are better digested.
The concept of the Ngu Hanh Tuong Sinh is expressed vividly in the tasting menu of Gia. We provide a fine selection of nutritious ingredients for this winter, giving the spirit of delicious healthy. Here are three healthy components that can be found on our menu.
Termite mushroom – a nutrient-rich food
We found this to be a gift from the earth. This is a type of mushroom that is formed over many months from a compound produced by termites in the soil. It grows naturally creeping into every bush, and leafgrow and only appears once a year.
Harvesting mushrooms needs to go before the sun is up to retain the flavor of the night dew and the first seasons of the season. Otherwise, the characteristic sweetness this mushroom will disappear.
Termite mushroom and Bac Huong rice
Coix seed – one of nutritious ingredients that has many health benefits
Coix seed is a chewy grain that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—an ancient, foundational approach to health—for thousands of years for its medicinal and nutritional properties.
They often appear in tropical climates and like to grow in wild forests, especially in wet terrain such as rice fields or riverbanks. Normally the roots, stems and seeds will be harvested and dried. It can then be used to prepare for cooking or medicine. This is one of the nutritious ingredients used by many people.
In traditional medicine, coix seeds are recorded to have medium cooling properties that nourish the spleen and lungs. Some other documents mention that these seeds are also used to treat digestive diseases, prolonged rheumatism, high fever or arthritis.
Goji berries – a great source of vitamins and minerals
Goji berries are also known as Lycium barbarum. The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement.
Goji berries are nutritious ingredients with an abundant source of vitamins and minerals, the benefits of goji berries to improve health can be named:
- Calm your mind as well as calmly handle things better.
- Increase motor performance, especially in sports activities.
- Improve insomnia, trouble sleeping and help you fall asleep quickly and deeply.
- Improve weight and physique problems for overweight and obese subjects.
- Strengthens fitness and health, anti-aging and anti-oxidant action.
In the winter quest for optimal health, the triumvirate of termite mushroom, coix seed, and goji berries emerges as a nutritional powerhouse. These nutritious ingredients, each with its unique set of benefits, collectively enhance the body’s resilience during the colder months. Remember, commitment to eat with the seasons, not only reconnects us to the earth but supports a sustainable lifestyle and a healthy state of mind. So, come to Gia Restaurant to enjoy an attractive and nutritious seasonal menu.