What is Vietnamese Coriander?

by | Jun 12, 2011 | Herb Garden | 0 comments

Vietnamese Coriander is a delightful herb that has been used in Vietnamese cooking for centuries. Its coriander-like smell has a clear lemony note, and it has a subtle pepper pungency that creates a most wonderfully flavoured herb! The name might throw you off, because this plant does not produce seeds, it just grows foliage!

vietnamese coriander growing in the garden

The ease in growing this herb makes it a “must-have” in any herb enthusiast’s garden or kitchen. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soil, but if put in a container, it will do just as well in part shade. This plant is tender and should be brought in before the frost. Once inside, it’s not fussy about its environment and will make a gorgeous, useful houseplant.

The best part about Vietnamese Coriander is that it never goes to seed – it just grows foliage! Look online for many recipes that use this fantastic flavour! Or get creative by adding chopped fresh leaves to salads, meat dishes and your favourite soups!