The Alabino training ground on the outskirts of Moscow is currently hosting the Field Kitchen contest, where visitors have the opportunity to savor traditional dishes from each participating country.

Vietnamese teams are participating in the Field Kitchen category of the competition, among 10 other categories.

The Vietnamese pavilion at the event has garnered a lot of attention and appreciation from visitors, as they can witness the impressive cooking skills of the Vietnamese military chefs and taste the signature flavors of Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Field Kitchen team received a warm welcome from Overseas Vietnamese in Russia and visitors for the dishes they presented during the opening day of the event on August 23.

Colonel Pham Van Khao, the head of the Vietnamese Field Kitchen team, shared that during their first debut at the competition in 2018, they served 100 spring rolls and bowls of Hanoi’s famous “pho” to the visitors, which received much praise and interest.

Building on that success, in the 2019 edition, the team delighted visitors with a diverse feast, including more than 350 spring rolls, servings of “Bun cha Ha Noi” (Hanoi’s rice noodles with grilled pork), “bo sot vang” (Vietnamese beef stew in red wine sauce), egg coffee, Thai Nguyen Province’s tea products, and Hai Duong Province’s green bean cake.

This year, the team’s menu at the event features Vietnamese sausage and “banh nep” (sticky rice dumpling), which are both popular traditional dishes from Vietnam’s northern region. These two delicacies were also selected by the organizing board to be served to a high delegation from the Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

Colonel Pham Van Khao expressed his gratitude for the warm sentiment and appreciation from the visitors, which has motivated them to prepare even more delectable dishes for the closing day of the competition.

Photo credit: Van Pham