Vietnam – US ties fostered through food hinh anh 1Illustration Image: Nem or spring rolls in the making. (Source:
Vietnamese and American distinctive food and cooking methods are at the centre of a social gathering held in Ho Chi Minh City’s Vietheritage restaurant on September 22.

Phan Thi Hong Xuan, Vice President of the Vietnam-US Friendship Association, said she hopes the bond between Vietnam and the US will be cemented through food and gastronomy exchange.

Participants showed off traditional cuisines, discussed gastronomic culture and joined in a cooking contest in which Vietnam’s signature Nem (spring rolls) was chosen as a challenge.

The event, hosted by the Vietnam-US Friendship Association and the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations, forms part of activities to celebrate the 20 years of normalisation of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the US.-VNA