Vietnamese food festival draws the crowds in Moscow
Update: Dec 13, 2017
For the second time, a Vietnamese street food festival has been held at the Ha Noi-Moscow Culture-Trade Center Complex (Incentra) in Moscow, with the goal of promoting the deliciously unique and special cuisines of Viet Nam to Russians and other international friends.

The three-day festival boasts the presence of many famous Moscow restaurants such as Viet Soul, Sen, Ha Long, and Viet Duc. It drew tens of thousands of visitors to enjoy a vast array of Vietnamese dishes and fruits, with the opportunity to buy processed foods like noodles, vermicelli, tea, coffee, confectionary, as well as souvenirs, and cosmetics.

Visitors could also learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes and take in attractive art performances showcasing Vietnamese culture and traditional games.

Olga, a Muscovite, said she appreciates Vietnamese cuisine for its exquisite combination of fresh ingredients and flavoursome spices to make many delicious dishes such as Pho (noodle soup).

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son said the organization of the second food festival was so successful due to the popularity of Vietnamese cuisine among international friends.

Vietnamese cuisine should be widely advertised to international friends, said Mr Son, underscoring the intentions of the embassy to coordinate with Incentra on regularly holding such events for the international promotion of the quality of Vietnamese food.