Day of Pho kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

The 2021 Day of Pho officially kicked off with a host of activities in Ho Chi Minh City on December 12.

December 12 is now considered the Day of Pho - a traditional Vietnamese dish.

A host of activities were organised by the Tuoi Tre newspaper in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association.

During the event, local residents had a chance to enjoy delicious bowls of pho sold by many popular brands.

The Day of Pho helps spread the love of Vietnamese pho, connecting Vietnamese people all over the country and the world in preserving and promoting the dish’s value through activities such as a competition to find the country’s best pho chefs and brands.

This year marks the fifth Day of Pho, which aims to promote the value of pho among international friends.

The image of a bowl of Vietnam’s iconic rice noodle soup with accompanying side dishes has also appeared on Google’s homepage in 20 countries to mark the Day of Pho./.