Diners at the Sabor Viet restaurant. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Pho (noodle soup), fried noodle, spring rolls, fried rice with beef, seafood and other traditional Vietnamese dishes are on the menu of freshly inaugurated “Sabor Viet” restaurant- the second Vietnamese bistro in Panama.

Situated in Obarrio ward, Panama city, where hotels, offices and high-end apartments are located, the 400 sq.m restaurant brings Vietnamese food closer to international friends.

Vietnamese dishes have been favoured in Panama since the country’s culinary newspaper Dixi Easts published reviews and pictures praising them only a week after the opening of the first Vietnamese restaurant.

“For those who have gone to the US and have eaten in Vietnamese restaurants, they will feel a very small difference in taste and some different spices when eating in Vietnamese restaurants in Panama. It is because Vietnamese restaurants in the US are often cooked in the southern style but Vietnamese restaurants in Panama are cooked in the northern style. However, all dishes are delicious, gentle and fresh,” writes the newspaper.

Local diners also said that Vietnamese food has less fat and gluten than Chinese dishes.-VNA