A workshop took place on October 11 in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss the journey of the banh mi, a kind of Vietnamese sandwich, from culinary cultural exchange to the value of a national brand.
The event, which was jointly held by Thanh Nien Newspaper, the Vietnamese Master Chefs Association and Saigontourist, is expected to help promote Vietnamese culture and boost tourism.
The event is attended by many international delegates.
The workshop saw the attendance of nearly 1,000 people, including famous international chefs, domestic and foreign food experts, and lecturers and students from many universities.
At the event, the speakers made presentations in four topics: the history of banh mi from a western food to a local Vietnamese dish, cultural exchange and creativity in making banh mi, international integration and brand positioning of banh mi, and banh mi’s appeal to the world.
In his speech, Thanh Nien Newspaper’s Editor-in-chief Nguyen Ngoc Toan said in addition to helping to honour Vietnamese culinary culture, the workshop was also a forum for researchers and food experts to present their research results on the history of the banh mi, thereby affirming the difference between banh mi and other forms of bread and sandwich in the world.