Author 'Hiedra98' (Id 198417 ) : The Vietnamese have a curious way of making the bouquets of flowers. Here at the market of Chau Doc in the Mekong delta, fortunately not at the florist, but at the stall of a merchant of vegetables. Be aware that the Vietnamese eat the stem of the lotus is very good in a salad or in soup. But also the rhizome and seeds. They are really omnivores. Because there's no need to lose anything, the leaves are used to wrap some of the food that they perfume and flowers, it is to honor Buddha.