Vietnam brought typical culture and agricultural products to Embassy Festival: Dutch magazine
The magazine held that the Embassy Festival was a prestigious cultural event organized annually by the event organization Prooost in collaboration with the city government of The Hague.
|The group of Vietnamese students in the Netherlands performed a Silk Fan Dance on the background of the music “Beo dat may troi”. (Photo: Vietnam Embassy in the Netherlands)|
The Festival was attended by nearly 50 embassies and attracted thousands of visitors. Besides foods, visitors can enjoy music performances, martial arts and traditional costumes from ethnic groups around the world, noted the article.
In particular, the ASEAN culture and cuisine corner was honored to be visited and enjoyed by the Mayor of The Hague Jan van Zanen.
Vietnam’s pavilion is located in the area of 5 ASEAN countries booth which included Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, creating a highlight of ASEAN’s cohesion.
According to the article, Vietnam's pavilion was one of the most crowded areas of the festival, which was visited and supported by a large number of visitors.
|Vietnam diplomats with Mrs. Le Thi Hien Anh (second from left), spouse of Vietnam’s Ambassador. (Photo: Vietnam Embassy in the Netherlands)|
Participating in this Festival, in addition to promoting Vietnamese culinary culture through typical dishes such as “bánh mỳ”, “nem”, the Embassy focused on promoting Vietnamese agricultural products through displayed products, from food and beverages such as coffee, fresh coconut water, mung bean cakes, lotus products (dry lotus seeds, lotus tea, lotus root snacks), spices to environmentally friendly non-food products like straws from grass, bamboo, the article added.
The article aslo noted Vietnamese coffee imported and distributed in the Netherlands under Vietnamese brands such as Hoi An Roastery and Real Bean has attracted the attention of visitors.
Many visitors enjoyed a cup of European-style coffee with 100% arabica beans or a mix of Arabica and Robusta beans with mostly Arabica ingredients which imported from Viet Nam. Especially, Hoi An Roastery coffee beans grew by farmers in Quang Tri Province, supported by Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) and developed in Dutch market by a Dutch company.
|Ambassador of Viet Nam Pham Viet Anh tastes Vietnamese coffee at Embassy Festival. (Photo: Vietnam Embassy in the Netherlands)|
According to the magazine, at the Festival, a group of Vietnamese students in the Netherlands performed a Silk Fan Dance on the background of the music “Beo dat may troi” at one of the three main stages, leaving a strong impression on the audience.
Many spectators who love Vietnam responded enthusiastically to the performance and lingered to ask for souvenir photos with the dance team, it said.