HCM City to host first Vietnamese “banh mi” festival

Monday, March 13th, 2023 - 4:07 AM

HCM City to host first Vietnamese “banh mi” festival

This first bread festival will take place from 30-3 to 2-4 at the Hcmc Youth Cultural House. And is expected to be held annually as an event to promote food and attract tourism. In addition, the implementers also wish to have Vietnam Bread Day 24-3. 

The festival gathers 120 booths of restaurants, bakeries and suppliers in Ho Chi Minh City,  the whole country  and foreign suppliers ... Especially during the festival, there is a symposium "The journey of developing Vietnamese bread", introducing 105 dishes with bread undertaken by famous chefs.

Attendees also enjoyed popular bread brands for free. At the press conference, representatives of the more than 80-year-old bread brand Nguyen Sinh (District 1) said that they will prepare 420kg of pate to serve for free. In addition to traditional bread, bread sticks, French breads, and breads in different styles were also introduced at the festival, showing the richness of this dish.

In addition, the festival also dedicates space for the bread truck start-up program for women and bakery practitioners, honoring "Top of the oldest and famous bread brands over 50 years in Vietnam".

“Banh mi” is a popular Vietnamese variety of sandwich that shares the same core ingredient - a baguette. "Banh mi" is ranked 7th among the best street foods in the world by Taste Atlas, a website dedicated to discovering fresh ingredients, traditional dishes, and authentic restaurants around the world. It was also named among the 50 best street foods in Asia by CNN.

If you have ever eaten Vietnamese bread, you will feel the difference compared to French baguette, deciding to 50% of the deliciousness of Vietnamese bread is meat, pate, herbs or even chili peppers, must be green peppers, sliced ...

The word "banh mi" of Vietnam was registered by the famous Oxford Dictionary on 24-3-2011 that anyone who wants to call must speak Vietnamese, and we want this to be chosen as Vietnamese Bread Day for the coming years.