Update: 20:29 | 05/03/2019
Pho (noodle soup), one of the traditional dishes of Vietnam, was introduced to Australian friends in a Vietnam culture festival in Canberra on March 4.
The Pho - Vietnamese Noodle Festival 2019 was held by the ACT Vietnamese Youth & Student Association (ACT-VYSA) in conjunction with the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia. It attracted over 500 visitors.
At the festival.
Various pho dishes with traditional flavours such as pho
Anthony Perrot from Canberra University said this is the first time he has enjoyed the Hanoi traditional chicken noodle soup, adding that it is very different from the chicken noodle soup that he often eats at Vietnamese restaurants in Australia.
Meanwhile, two young people from Melbourne expressed their interest in rice noodle roll making arranged by Roll’d Restaurant.
Ha Ngoc Minh Quan, Chairman of the ACT-VYSA, said this is the eighth time the organization has hosted the Vietnamese cultural culinary festival in Australia.
Through the event, the ACT-VYSA wants to help foreigners to understand more about the subtle cultural value of Vietnamese cuisine in particular and Vietnam’s culture in general, Quan said.
The festival also offers a good chance for Vietnamese students in Australia to enhance exchange.