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Banh Mi Festival 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

What’s inside Ho Chi Minh City’s first-ever held Bánh Mì festival?

Bread - or dearly called “Banh Mi” by Vietnamese and foreigners who love how the locals make it – is a staple of Vietnamese street cuisine. The unique blend of flavors and convenience of this dish has wowed millions of foodies and Vietnamese cuisine lovers all over the world, making it a must-try when you visit the country or the Vietnamese community elsewhere.

For the first time, from the 30th of March until the 2nd of April 2023, Ho Chi Minh City organized a long-awaited Bánh Festival where famous Bánh houses and vendors gather to showcase their unique tastes. Held in District 1 Youth Cultural Center by the Vietnam Tourism Association, the event hosts 120 different bakeries and various food suppliers in Vietnam as well as international merchants.  

Banh mi festival 2023
MakeYourAsia attending banh mi festival 2023

This event is an ideal opportunity for local brands to prove their creativity when it comes to bread fillings, types of dough, baked goods, and other kinds of street dishes. The festival has attracted an impressive number of Bánh -enthusiasts from proud locals to intrigued foreign tourists seeking to try as many different variations of this dish as possible. The first ever nh Festival was estimated to have served more than 50,000 visitors of different nationalities who want to have a little taste of this crispy and fragrant dish. 

Aside from food-related events, during the festival, there were also musical performances, a conference on the history and development of bánh mì, and an award ceremony to recognize top, long-standing bakery brands that have been in Vietnam for more than 50 years. 

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam in general are establishing more initiatives and actions towards enhancing travelers' experience as well as promoting the country’s authentic values to international visitors. Don’t forget to follow our blogs for more details on upcoming updates regarding Vietnam tourism and business news.   

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