Tuesday, 06/09/2022 16:41 (GMT+7)
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands on September 3 attended the Embassy Festival 2022. This is a prestigious and annual cultural event in the city of The Hague.
|Delegates at the event (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was attended by embassies from nearly 50 countries and attracted thousands of visitors. In addition to cuisine, visitors can also enjoy music, dance, martial arts and admire traditional costumes from ethnic groups around the world.
Vietnam's booth was surrounded by booths of ASEAN countries’ diplomatic missions in the Netherlands, including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, creating a highlight of ASEAN's cohesion. This place was also one of the most crowded areas of the festival, which attracted a large number of visitors. In particular, the ASEAN culture and cuisine corner was honored to be visited and enjoyed by Mr. Jan van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague.
Participating in this festival, in addition to promoting Vietnamese culinary culture through typical dishes such as “banh my” (bread) and "nem" (fried spring rolls), the Embassy focused on promoting Vietnamese agricultural products through displayed products, from food and beverages such as coffee, fresh coconut water, green bean cakes, lotus products such as dry lotus seeds, lotus tea, snacks made from lotus root), spices to environmentally friendly non-food products like straws from grass and bamboo.
Particularly, Vietnamese coffee, which is imported and distributed in the market under Vietnamese brands such as Hoi An Roastery and Real Bean, has attracted the attention of visitors. Quite a few guests were surprised to enjoy a cup of European-style coffee with 100% arabica beans or a mix of arabica and robusta beans with mostly arabica ingredients. They were even more interested in knowing that all products came from Vietnam, the famous Robusta coffee exporting country that they knew before.
Visitors at the event were also impressed with a fan dance performed by Vietnamese students in the Netherlands at one of three main stages of the program./.