Vietnam plans to hold the Bread Festival (Banh Mi Festival) every year to promote Vietnamese food and bring in tourists. The first bread festival will be held in Ho Chi Minh City at the end of this month.
Bread is the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine, always at the top of the list of famous delicacies around the world. In order to promote Vietnamese bread, the authorities are expected to organize a large-scale bread festival with various activities once a year.
About the first bread festival
The first Bread Festival will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from March 30 to April 2 at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House.
The first bread festival brought together 120 stalls from restaurants, bakeries, and suppliers in Ho Chi Minh City, nationwide, and even from foreign suppliers.
A remarkable activity held was the symposium, “Vietnam’s Bread Development Journey.” The seminar’s content will introduce 105 dishes made with bread and shared by well-known chefs.
Eat free bread
At the first bread festival held in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors will also enjoy famous bread brands completely free of charge. Some bread brands said that they had prepared ingredients in large quantities to give to tourists.
In addition, the festival also dedicates space for the start-up program of bread carts for women and students of the bakery industry to honor “the top 50-year-old and famous bread brands in Vietnam”.
Not only traditional Vietnamese bread but other types of bread, such as French bread, and bread in different styles are also introduced at this festival.
Since March 24, 2011, the Vietnamese word “banh mi” has been included in the famous Oxford dictionary. Anyone who wants to order this dish must speak Vietnamese. The organization of the Banh Mi festival has multiplied the good meanings for this delicacy. With this activity, not only will you contribute to honoring and promoting Vietnamese bread, but you’ll also be creating the premise for Vietnam Banh Mi Day for the following years.
History of Banh Mi (Vietnamese bread)
The first loaves of bread followed the French colonialists to Vietnam in 1859 under the name Baguette bread. At that time, bread was only used as a snack.
Then, under the hands of talented Vietnamese bakers, breads bearing the very nature of Vietnamese people were born. Initially, there were only a few small but very famous places, such as Hoa Ma bread, but the bread continued to be modified to have the current size and length. Having experienced many ups and downs in history, today bread has become a special highlight in Vietnamese cuisine.
Banh Mi is sold all over the streets of big cities and the countryside in Vietnam, making many foreign diners excited. The golden loaves are baked on hot coals to make them crispy before adding the filling, which will make anyone who sees them crave. Vietnamese people no longer consider bread as a snack anymore, but it has become a main dish for all subjects. Bread is both delicious and cheap, and it’s also very convenient.