The 4th International Food Festival 2016 held in Hanoi

15:17 12/12/2016

PSNews – The Service Department for Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the 4th Food Festival 2016 on December 11th at Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. 

The 4th Food Festival 2016 was taken place under the patronage of Mrs. Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Ambassador and spouse of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

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Addressing the opening ceremony, Mrs. Nga expressed her delight and stressed that the festival was held to celebrate the ASEAN Community’s Founding Anniversary and upcoming APEC 2017. In addition, it provided a great opportunity for international diplomats to exchange culture, promote mutual understanding, as well as for the host to introduce the image of Vietnam to international friends through embassies and foreign cultural centers. 

Mrs. Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Ambassador and spouse of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

The 4th Food Festival 2016 included more than 100 stands from embassies, foreign cultural centers, units of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, local Foreign Affairs Departments as well as other companies and sponsors.

Apart from various activities as tasting of regional and national specialties and traditional music performances, the festival held a fundraising for extremely poor local women and children and flood-stricken families in Ha Tinh, which attracted the participation of a number of domestic and international donors.

Photos of the International Food Festival.
Mrs. Nga visiting stands of the festival
Stand of Slovakia Embassy
Stand of Qatar Embassy with Lamp Kebab and other souvenirs
Stand of Brunei with traditional cakes
Representatives of France Embassies
Greek Ambassador to Vietnam tasting food 

Stand of Russia
Stand of the Ha Giang Foreign Affairs Department

In particular, the stand of the Vietnamese culinary drew much attention from foreigners. Ms. Sara Salvatore from Italy told reporter: “I love typical Vietnamese dishes as spring rolls and Banh Mi. They are delicious.”

Stand of China with stir-fried noodle
Traditional cakes of Vietnam
Traditional cakes of Slovakia
BBQ skewers
Satay chicken skewers of Philippines
Croissants of France
Fruit bread
Hung Yen traditional cake