Visitors at the festival (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) –
The Vietnam street food festival, the eighth of its kind, was held at the Hanoi-Moscow trade centre complex (Incentra) in Moscow, Russia, on March 8-10 with a view to promoting Vietnamese culinary culture to Russian people and international friends.

Carrying the theme “Celebrating the International Women’s Day March 8”, the event featured various kinds of activities.

Visitors were offered characteristic dishes of Vietnamese cuisine such as “nem ran” (fried spring rolls), “pho bo” (noodle soup with beef), and “bun cha” (noodles with grilled pork), in addition to simple and distinguished street foods like “banh mi pate” (bread with pate), “banh duc” (steamed rice cake), “banh cuon” (steamed rice rolls), and “bun thang” (noodle soup with shredded chicken, pork and fried egg, mushrooms and dried turnip).

They were also treated to special art performances and had a chance to take part in traditional games and cook Vietnamese dishes.

Sharing with Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Moscow, Vitaly, a local, said he really loves Vietnamese cuisine, people and land. Every year, he and his family travel to Vietnam for at least one month. When in Moscow, whenever they have time, they will come here at weekends to enjoy Vietnamese dishes.

A wide range of made-in-Vietnam products have been introduced to visitors, including noodles, spices, fruits and dry goods in a bid to turn the Vietnamese Street Food Festival into a trade and culture promotion programme held regularly at Incentra.          
            
According to incomplete statistics, more than 200 Vietnamese restaurants are operating in Moscow.

Nguyen Canh Hong Linh, General Director of Incentra Investment Company cum head of the organising board of the festival, said Incentra will invite more chefs from different Vietnamese regions to Russia to introduce more Vietnamese dishes to international visitors at the next festivals.-VNA