The Magic of Vietnamese Cuisine: A Delight for International Palates

"Vietnamese cuisine has once again taken center stage at Prague's largest cultural and culinary festival. The vibrant and diverse dishes of Vietnam captivated visitors, who were quick to praise the unique flavors and vibrant colors on offer. With each bite, guests were transported to the bustling streets of Hanoi or the lush meadows of the Mekong Delta, experiencing a true taste of Vietnam's rich cultural heritage."

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The annual culinary festival, a celebration of gastronomy and culture, took place on June 8 in the Prague 6 District of the Czech Republic. This vibrant event showcased the very best of international cuisine and traditions, with a diverse range of dishes, handicrafts, and cultural performances on offer.


Fried Spring Rolls, a beloved Vietnamese delicacy. Photo: Kim Thuy

Among the participants was the Vietnamese Embassy, joining 54 other foreign diplomatic missions in presenting their country’s unique culinary and cultural heritage. The Vietnamese booth was a highlight for many, offering a delightful array of traditional specialties, including the ever-popular fried spring rolls, batter-fried shrimp, and vermicelli with grilled pork and fresh herbs.

While guests indulged in these culinary delights, they also had the opportunity to purchase meaningful souvenirs, with conical hats and silk scarves proving to be popular choices. The festival also featured captivating performances, such as Serbian folk songs, Mexican music, and Irish and Armenian dances, that entertained and captivated the audience, creating an unforgettable cultural experience.


Vietnamese cuisine captivates festival-goers. Photo: VNA

Jakub Starek, Mayor of Prague 6, emphasized the importance of cultural and culinary exchanges, stating that they act as a bridge between nations, fostering friendship and understanding. The festival attracted approximately 15,000 visitors, who had the opportunity to explore over 130 booths showcasing unique cuisines and cultures from around the world.

As the Czech Republic and Vietnam gear up for the 75th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2025, such events serve as a wonderful platform to strengthen ties and promote cooperation in various fields, including trade, investment, tourism, and cultural exchanges.

To further enhance this cooperation, there are plans to coordinate the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement and advocate for the EU’s approval of the Investment Protection Agreement between Vietnam and the European Union. Additionally, the potential launch of direct flights between the two countries in the near future will further solidify their close partnership.

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