The Vietnamese delivery market, especially food, is at a year long high with many new businesses and services profiting. Workers of local food delivery service Delivery Now. The number of users of food delivery services has also grown rapidly, although the services are still limited in urban areas which have a large number of office workers.- Photo quantrimang.com According to market research firm Euromonitor, the sector has grown around 15 per cent per year in Asia. In Vietnam, the food delivery market is currently valued at US$33 million and may exceed $38 million by 2020. The percentage of users of food delivery services has also increased rapidly, although it is limited to urban areas where a large number of office workers are employed . According to statistics from the Association of Vietnamese Retailers, only 30 per cent of urban residents used food delivery services in Hanoi and HCM City last year, but this number has risen to more than 70 per cent in the first six … [Read more...] about Vietnam food delivery hotting up
Vietnam food pho
Many are astonished when hearing that packaged pho made in Thailand is selling like hot cakes in the US. After this surprise came worry and then sadness at Vietnam facing the risk of losing its “copyrights” to pho. But there is nothing abnormal here and what’s up when Thais are making Vietnamese pho? The world is a vast network of connections and so are business and culture, a fact that has been known for a long time. In the world of food, numerous dishes that are the specialties of one country have become internationalised and made in many other countries. Pizza has its origins in Italy and is a pride of the boot-shaped country but now it is hard to estimate how many countries are making pizza. In Vietnam, local people are also making and selling pizza like most other places around the world. Besides the restaurants of Vietnamese owners, there are also other popular chains whose owners do not come from Italy. Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza are owned by the … [Read more...] about What if one day Vietnam imports pho?
Johannes Selle, Member of the German Parliament, is about to enjoy Vietnam's "pho" during the international culinary festival “Delicanto - Here the world eats” in Berlin, Germany, from April 21 - 22. Photo: Vietnam+ Welcoming representatives from participating diplomatic missions from 35 countries to the event, Johannes Selle, Member of the German Parliament, said Delicanto is a good opportunity to connect different cultures all over the world. It also provides a platform for the countries to promote their images as well as distinctive culinary cultures to international friends, he noted. He added that in this event, embassies will meet and exchange information to boost their solidarity and deepen mutual understanding on other countries’ culture, food and people. Visitors to the festival acquainted with a variety of traditional foods and drinks as well as folk music and dances of many cultures. “Delicanto - Here the world eats” is held biennially by … [Read more...] about Vietnam participates in culinary festival Delicanto in Berlin
Vietnam's "Pho" served at the fair (Photo: VNA) The event was participated in by 10 ASEAN member nations and its partners of Canada, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Russia, China, New Zealand, India, the US, Japan and the European Union. At the fair, each participating nation introduced its traditional dish at a preferential price. The Vietnamese Embassy introduced “Pho”, which attracted special attention from officials and visitors. Mr. Lee Yoong Yoong, Director of the Community Affairs Directorate of the ASEAN Secretariat, said that the fair would help people from ASEAN members and its partners to have opportunity for cultural and cuisine exchanges, as well as increase people - to - people exchange./. BTA … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s “Pho” introduced at ASEAN Food Fair 2018
For seven happy years, from 2003 to 2010, I lived on Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi. Right behind our elegant French villa, within a few blocks, there was a food paradise. The area to the south was full of wonderful eating places, from grand restaurants to sidewalk cafés. I loved the oceanic taste of stir fried squid, the freshness of rice-paper spring rolls, the strength of beef in black pepper sauce… But perhaps my biggest favorite was bun cha, which we used to purchase from a little restaurant on Le Van Huu Street, to eat at home on Sundays. Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain once wrote: “You don’t have to go looking for great food in Vietnam. Great food finds you. It’s everywhere. In restaurants, cafes, little storefronts, in the streets; carried in makeshift portable kitchens on yokes borne by women vendors.” I was not at all surprised that the little restaurant on Le Van Huu Street where we used to buy our Sunday bun cha was the place where … [Read more...] about Fast food and its invasion of Vietnam’s culinary paradise