Banh mi spreads the love during difficult times

Bread rolls, or banh mi, are a familiar dish among Vietnamese people and also one of the different types of street food foreign visitors love. In Da Nang city and the nearby ancient town of Hoi An, a group of young people recently started handing out free banh mi to those in need.



Ms Thai Thi Thang has been selling lottery tickets in Da Nang for years. From the little she earns, she sends money to her family and skips breakfast to save even more. Now, though, she’s been receiving free red-coloured banh mi from a group of young people.

Other street vendors and poor workers in need have also been given a free banh mi. The fancy red colour is completely natural, made from beetroot juice, red dragon fruit, and turmeric.

Bread decorated with red flags and yellow stars still shine brightly around Da Nang’s streets. The biggest return these young people earn is the warm smiles of the people they help./.