Australian Prime Minister enjoys his first ‘Banh mi’ in Danang

15:26 10/11/2017

On November 10 morning, before beginning a busy day of meetings for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, shared a banh mi breakfast with Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen at a local street food restaurant.

Prime Minister Turnbull said “Vietnamese food is enjoyed every day by Australians, which is just one of the many positive contributions of the nearly 300,000 Vietnamese who call Australia home. But this is the first time I’ve ever tried banh mi! I love the fresh flavours of Vietnamese food."
Prime Minister Turnbull also said it was fantastic to see Australian agricultural exports featured in such iconic Vietnamese dishes. Australia is widely recognised as a high-quality and reliable supplier of food and beverages across Asia. 
“Vietnam is Australia’s second largest export market for wheat and beef - wheat is predominantly used to make wheat noodles, and the majority of banh mi that Vietnamese enjoy everyday” Prime Minister Turnbull said.

Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen 
showing Prime Minister Turnbull how to make a "Banh mi". 
Prime Minister Turnbull taking photo with Da Nang people.