Canada introduces culinary specialties to Vietnamese consumers
Update: Nov 16, 2016
The Canada Embassy in Viet Nam last week held a “Savor Canadian Delights” event at the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel as part of a Canadian food branding series to Vietnamese consumers.

Canadian products featured at the event included Canadian fresh fish and seafood from both Atlantic and Pacific coasts (lobster, oyster, black cod, snow crab, salmon); beef, pork and canola oil from Alberta; fresh and dried fruits from British Columbia; and wine and beverage from Ontario. For the first time in Viet Nam, wild-caught salmon from Canada’s Pacific coast and craft beer were introduced among other fine Canadian products.

“From seafood and meat to fruits and beverage, Canada is well positioned to supply quality and healthy food ingredients to Vietnamese consumers,” said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone in a statement.

Agri-food and seafood is an increasingly important component of bilateral trade relations. Canadian export of agri-food and seafood to Vietnam alone totaled C$357 million last year, up by nearly 50%.

On the occasion a number of high-end restaurants are highlighting Canadian ingredients in their menu. Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is carrying Canadian lobster and a range of other Canadian seafood in its a la carte menu from November 7 to 18. Le Meridien Saigon Hotel is offering Canadian lobster and craft beer in a buffet dinner menu every Friday and Saturday from November 4 to December 17. Canadian beef can also be found in Yakiniku Buffet package at Golden Gate’s SumoBBQ restaurants in Ha Noi and HCMC from December to end-January.