The Ambassador of Vietnam to Kuwait and member of the International Law Commission (ILC) H.E. Nguyen Hong Thao and his wife hosted the third annual Vietnamese Food Festival, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 30 November. Members of the diplomatic corps, special guests and media personnel were present for the tantalizing food experience featuring unique flavors of popular Vietnamese dishes. In his short opening presentation, the Vietnamese ambassador welcomed the gathering and mentioned that this cultural event was aimed at showcasing authentic Vietnamese cuisine, particularly the delicacies that are specialties of his country. As part of the endeavor to encourage appreciation for Vietnamese culture, a stall sold traditional products such as colorful vases and decorative plates.
Visitors to the Food Festival buffet used the opportunity to savor Vietnamese culinary masterpieces, such as Sweet and Sour Seafood, Vegetable Wellington with Makhini Sauce, Steamed Vegetables, Asian Mixed Grill, Green Chicken Curry and Noodles with Lemongrass and Beef. The gastronomic festival provided the best combination of different meat and vegetables to ensure visitors enjoyed a perfect harmony of tastes and were acquainted with the traditional elements of Vietnamese cuisine.
Other popular dishes that offered a flavorful treat were part of the Halal Vietnamese Food display, which featured various dried fruits, Xoi Gac (red sticky rice) and Long Nhan Kho (Vietnamese dried Longan), Keo Lac Vung (Vietnamese candy) and Nem Ran (fried spring roll).
Speaking to The Times on the sidelines of the function, the Vietnamese Ambassador stated, “We are organizing this festival to showcase the variety of Vietnamese food to our Kuwaiti guests and to fellow diplomats. We are introducing dishes that are famous not only in Vietnam, but are also popular at the international level.”