Vietnamese food was the main theme on a boat trip on Seine River, with the aim of promoting Vietnam’s cuisine to French people.

Three Vietnamese renowned cooks from Hanoi, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and Ho Chi Minh City, made about 30 dishes popular in the three main regions of Vietnam, including nem (spring rolls), banh beo (Vietnamese savory steamed rice cake), bun cha (noodles with grilled meat) and banh phu the (Vietnamese conjugal cake).

Talking to about 200 guests in the April 25 event, President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (Le Liseron) Bernard Biron said that cuisine is an effective way to introduce Vietnam’s culture to the world.

The Vietnam-France friendship and solidarity have been a foundation for his association’s activities over the past 15 years, he added.

Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung praised the association’s initiative and expressed his thanks for its assistance for Vietnam through the provision of equipment for several hospitals in the Mekong Delta region, building of houses for the poor and granting of scholarships to disadvantaged students.-VNA