In the Vietnamese cuisine they go to the French guest

Le Festival Food Vietnam 2022 was held on June 18 at Place Monge in 5e arrondissement de Paris, from the Vietnamese Association of France (UGVF) in collaboration with Foyer Vietnam. This is the second edition, and the event is part of the activities of the “Ici Vietnam Festival” to present to the French public the typical culture of Vietnam.

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Vietnam’s ambassador to France, Dinh Toàn Thang, and the mayor of the 5the borough, Florence Berthout, deliver the opening speech of the festival.

With the aim of promoting and introducing people to Vietnamese cuisine, from street food to restaurants, this gastronomic festival brought together 26 Vietnamese associations, organizations, companies and restaurants in France such as Foyer Vietnam, Bà Nôi, Ngoc Xuyên , Thanh Binh Jeune, Trà Art, France Plumfoot….

Typical dishes and drinks from the regions of Vietnam pho bo (beef rice noodle soup), nem (spring rollers), banh meu, sugar cane juice, tea, coffee … dressed a large number of local gourmands. In addition, the guests were able to attend dance performances by artists from Vietnam in a contemporary style, as well as folk games such as flying. They were also able to consult books by Franco-Vietnamese authors. Everything in a lively atmosphere and festive pendant, this warm state day.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toàn Thang praised the idea and organization of the “Ici Vietnam Festival”. An event demonstrating the dynamism and creativity of the associative movement in France in general and the UGVF in particular. This festival is part of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between two countries, Vietnam and France.

A stand at the Vietnam Food Festival 2022.

For her part, the mayor of 5e Paris arrondissement, Florence Berthout, said that for many years she and the local authorities have always supported the cultural community of the Vietnamese community. She said Vietnam has many cultural attractions, including cooking, which are of great interest to French people.

At the festival, guests expressed their love for Vietnamese cuisine. Mr Michel, a local, said that “as usual, the Vietnamese food is delicious, and nicely presented. With lots of choice of vegetables, spices … I especially enjoy the nems“Mr. Michel is not the only one who loves Vietnamese nems. They are much loved, in addition to other typical banh mithey pho, they bo bun

Mr. Benjamin Isare, Deputy Mayor of 5e arrondissement de Paris, expressed satisfaction with seeing a large number of guests come to the festival. A comment: “Even though it was very hot, the festival still attracted a large number of guests, which proves the appeal of Vietnamese cuisine and we are delighted.“.

Vietnam Food Festival 2022 held a large number of guests.

On the sponsor side, Jean-Christophe Mercier, Vice President of Vinfast Europe, said that Vinfast is honored to sponsor the event because in addition to discovering Vietnamese culinary culture, it is also an opportunity to introduce Vinfast and its electric car on the French market.

The idea of ​​the “Ici Festival Vietnam” was born in a group of young French people of Vietnamese origin, who want to organize multidisciplinary events around cinema, arts, cuisine to discover the cultural specificities of Vietnamese culture in French.

The idea is supported and organized jointly by the UGVF and Foyer Vietnam since 2018. According to Jérôme Tham Vo My, member of the Organizing Committee, this year, the Food Vietnam Festival is in continuity with the first edition, in 2021. successfully due participation of more than 3,000 visitors. “This year’s idea is to discover the Vietnamese culinary culture, not only in the tradition but also in the creativity of the Vietnamese in France.“.

Text and photos: Thu Ha NGUYEN / CVN


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