Vietnamese bread introduced in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 21/03/2024 15:33
Vietnam Pho restaurant in Colombo capital of Sri Lanka has introduced Vietnamese-style bread to a large number of people in the Vietnamese community and local people in Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Ho Thi Thanh Truc presents flowers to Ms. Nga, owner of Pho
Vietnam restaurant. (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Sri Lanka)

The event, held on March 15, was attended by Ambassador Ho Thi Thanh Truc, members of the Embassy, members of the Community Liaison Committee, the Vietnamese community, international and Sri Lankan friends, and a number of local press agencies.

With the passion and desire to spread and introduce Vietnamese cuisine, in 2014, Ms. Phung Huyen Nga opened the first Vietnamese restaurant in Sri Lanka called Vietnam Pho. After 10 years of operation, famous Vietnamese dishes such as pho, fried spring rolls, spring rolls and so on have become familiar dishes known to many local people.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Ho Thi Thanh Truc congratulated Vietnam Pho restaurant on its success ; and acknowledged the efforts of Ms. Nga and the Vietnamese community in Sri Lanka in introducing and promoting Vietnamese cuisine. The ambassador said that although the number of Vietnamese people is still modest, the community is always united and supports each other, especially during the economic crisis in 2022, joining hands to successfully organize many meaningful activities such as Vesak 2023 and International Women's Day (March 8).

She believed that with the support and active connection of the Community Liaison Committee, the Vietnamese community will increasingly develop and unite.

Ms. Nga, owner of Vietnam Pho restaurant in Colombo, said that banh mi is one of the famous dishes of Vietnam, loved by Vietnamese people as well as international tourists to Vietnam. However, many Sri Lankans were unfamiliar with this famous street food.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam Pho restaurant, she wants to introduce banh mi as well as a Vietnamese street food corner with lemon tea and iced milk coffee in the capital Colombo.

Currently, there are four Vietnamese restaurants in Sri Lanka. This is a significant number compared to the number of Vietnamese people in the host country and compared to other ASEAN countries. Vietnam Pho and other Vietnamese restaurants have coordinated with the embassy to organize many successful events to introduce culinary culture such as Vietnam Pho Day, President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday (May 19) and National Day (September 2).

For many generations of Sri Lankan people, when mentioning Vietnam, people know President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap. With the support of the Vietnamese Embassy and the efforts and coordination of the Vietnamese community, Vietnamese culture and cuisine have gradually become more loved and known by Sri Lankan people./.