Best answer: Is Vietnamese mint related to coriander?

Vietnamese coriander
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Persicaria
Species: P. odorata
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What can I substitute for Vietnamese mint?

Vietnamese coriander, or Vietnamese cilantro, is a heat-loving perennial with slightly spicy, flavorful leaves that are a great culinary substitute for cilantro or mint.

Is Thai Basil the same as Vietnamese mint?

Vietnamese mint smells similar to Thai basil but it is far more pungent with a hot bite and slight numbing character and a strong alkalinity. Also known as hot mint, it is the leaf to use in Malaysian laksa soups, and is often simply known as laksa leaf. Start it off as described above in Thai Basil. …

Can I use Vietnamese mint instead of mint?

Vietnamese Mint is best used right after being picked. Slightly more sweet than regular mint but can be used as a substitute.

Is Vietnamese coriander healthy?

Vietnamese coriander is an herb. People use Vietnamese coriander for diabetes, stomach pain, constipation, dandruff, gas (flatulence), and to reduce sexual desire, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. … In food, Vietnamese coriander is used to flavor soups, stews, and salads.

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