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The Golden Spoon Wants to Introduce Vietnamese Cuisine

Wednesday, 05/17/2017 08:16
That’s the desire of Mr. Ly Huy Sang at the seminar called "Promoting the value of Vietnamese cuisine in shaping and developing tourism in HCM City", which was held by the Department of Tourism of HCM City last April 26th.


The Golden Spoon Contest. Photo: Quang Dinh

Mr. Ly Huy Sang, Deputy General Director of Minh Long I company, Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee of the Golden Spoon Award Contest, supposed that Vietnamese people – especially young generation - have tended to French, Korean, or Thai food but forgotten homeland’s food. Besides that, cooking career has not been enough respected in Vietnam.

“The Golden Spoon Contest was held to honor cooking career and to contribute to change social prejudices about this career in Vietnam. We do want to support who can bring the contest to international level in order to introduce Vietnamese cuisine”, said Mr. Sang.

Also at the seminar called "Promoting the value of Vietnamese cuisine in shaping and developing tourism in Ho Chi Minh City”, a food researcher Han Nguyen Nguyen Nha thought, “If we can solve the problem of dirty food, Vietnamese tourism will dramatically develop.”

According to Mr. Nha, clean ingredients – the key element of healthy food – are the true value of culture and health of a country.

In similar, Mr. Giovanni J Delrosario, Associate professor of Harbor & Restaurant's Harbor College program in Los Angeles, thought that tourists really cared of food safety.

If tourists come to Vietnam with full concern of dirty food, how could they be interested in tourism?

According to Mr. Nguyen Quoc Ky, General Director of Viettravel company, recently 82% international tourists coming to Vietnam suppose that food is the most effective element which can define where the country is, 71% American tourists have a first interest in cuisine, 63% tourists through travel companies want to have more shares of culinary culture, and generally tourists spend 30 – 35% their budgets on food. Obviously, food is the prerequisite of tourism attraction and in versus, dirty food prevents tourism development.

By Nguyen Tri/ Tuoitre

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