Foreign tourists flock to Vietnam’s first banh mi festival

Foreign visitors queued for over 15 minutes on Thursday to appreciate banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) at the country’s initial event to honor the preferred street food.

Agustina Morel (L) from Uruguay claimed she really felt lucky to sign up with the banh mi event throughout her last day in Vietnam prior to she left for Cambodia.

‘ I have actually tried Vietnamese banh mi two times and enjoy it,” she stated. “Vietnamese banh mi is the most effective.”

The celebration, which has 120 structures established by restaurants, pastry shops and also domestic and also foreign providers, is organized by the Vietnam Tourist Organization and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism at the Young People Cultural Home at 4 Pham Ngoc Thach St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

The celebration will certainly last until Sunday.

Morel and her good friends queue for 15 minutes to obtain banh mi sandwiches at Grandma Lu’s stand.

Florencia Barrios (second, R), claimed she had not had lunch yet however conserved some space in her tummy for a sandwich.

“Crunchy and great smelling. I like this recipe,” claimed Barrios, adding this was the very first time she attempted Vietnam’s banh mi.

Without glass closet like various other stands, these vendors use banana leaves to present toppings for banh mi consisting of cha lua (Vietnamese pork bologna) as well as veggies.

A bread stand from Nguyen Sinh Bakeshop, among the oldest brand names in Hanoi.

Here a loaf of banh mi with full toppings expenses VND25,000 ($1.06).

Bay Ho’s stand serves signature pate sandwiches.

The Bay Ho banh mi brand has actually stayed in business for over 90 years and its signature pate recipe, a family key, has won the hearts of generations of foodies.

Loaves of bread kept in a rattan basket to keep it hot and also crunchy.

Along with traditional bread, numerous stalls additionally serve pleasant bread, French bread or banh mi que (breadsticks).