At the event (Source: tuoitre.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Activities to honour the cultural values of “pho” were held in Ho Chi Minh City by the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and Acecook Vietnam on December 12.

The event drew the participation of famous pho restaurants in the city, with dishes made from rice noodles also served to visitors.

An exhibition was also held at the event, along with talks from cuisine experts about the development of “pho” and its traits in different regions of Vietnam.

On the occasion, Tuoi Tre newspaper launched a campaign to seek recognition for December 12 as ‘Day of Pho’ in Vietnam, aiming to promote the dish.

As a symbol of Vietnamese cuisine, “pho” is present across the world. In addition to rice noodles, a few herbs, thinly-sliced beef or chicken and broth as the main ingredients, a slice of fresh lemon and a splash of chilli are indispensable to a delicious bowl of “pho”.-VNA