Vietnamese cuisine introduced to Sri Lanka consumers
Update: Mar 09, 2022
The Vietnamese Embassy in Sri Lanka recently held a Day of Vietnamese Pho (noodles) in the capital of Colombo as part of activities to popularise Vietnamese cuisine as well as tourism potential among local people and international friends.

The event attracted various representatives from relevant ministries of Sri Lanka, international organisations, the Sri Lanka-Vietnam Friendship Association, and several Sri Lankan businesses.

Addressing delegates, Ambassador Ho Thi Thanh Truc emphasised that Pho is one of the typical dishes of Vietnamese cuisine and is the favourite with international friends.

Chefs from two Vietnamese restaurants in Colombo introduced the history of Pho, Vietnam’s world-famous traditional noodle dish. They practiced cooking the delicious dish in front of visitors to the event.

Most notably, visitors and their family members also had the opportunity to cook Pho Bo (noodles with beef) and pho Ga (noodles with chicken) themselves.

Besides the main dish, the chefs also introduced visitors to a number of other typical Vietnamese dishes, such as fried spring rolls, grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves, Che (sweet soup), along with coffee and tea products from Vietnam.

More than 20 reporters from numerous press and media agencies were on hand to cover the event, helping to bring Vietnamese cuisine closer to Sri Lankan people in Colombo.