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Tuoi Tre-hosted Day of Pho kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuoi Tre-hosted Day of Pho kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 14:07 GMT+7
Tuoi Tre-hosted Day of Pho kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City
Contestants compete at a competition to search for Vietnam’s best 'pho' chefs within the framework of the 2021 Day of Pho at Vincom Center Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The 2021 Day of Pho organized by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper officially kicked off with a host of activities at Vincom Center Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday morning.

This year marks the fifth edition of the Day of Pho after Tuoi Tre initiated the event in 2017.

It is organized by Tuoi Tre in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Vietnam Culinary Culture Association, with sponsorship from Acecook Vietnam JSC.

The 2021 Day of Pho is official kick started in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The 2021 Day of Pho is kick-started in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

At the 2021 Day of Pho Gala, Tuoi Tre Editor-in-Chief Le The Chu stated that the event aims to promote pho – a unique treasure of the Vietnamese culinary culture – to the world.

After five years, the Day of Pho has come a long way, especially when this year’s event is marked by Google Doodles in 20 countries, Chu continued.

“This achievement is the result of the joint efforts of the event’s organizing board, its partners, and most importantly, all people who love the Vietnamese pho,” he remarked.

Editor-in-chief of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper Le The Chu speaks at the 2021 Day of Pho Gala, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Editor-in-Chief of Tuoi Tre(Youth) newspaper Le The Chu speaks at the 2021 Day of Pho Gala in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Quoc Ky, president of the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association, thanked Tuoi Tre for coming up with this initiative, as well as pho lovers for helping the dish become internationally famous.

The 2021 Day of Pho was kicked-started with the final of the competition to search for Vietnam’s best pho chefs and brands.

The preliminary round of this contest was previously held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 20 and Hanoi on November 28.

Winners are to be honored with the ‘Hoa Hoi Vang’ awards.

Nguyen Quoc Ky, president of the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association, speaks at the 2021 Day of Pho Gala, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Quoc Ky, president of the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association, speaks at the 2021 Day of Pho Gala in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Local residents are allowed to participate in the 2021 Day of Pho from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm the same day, during which they can enjoy delicious bowls of pho sold by many popular brands.

Tickets are sold at VND10,000 (US$0.43) per person, with all revenue from ticket sales to be donated to poor people on Thieng Lieng Island off the city’s Can Gio District.

Participants are required to file health declarations and present vaccine green passes as part of the COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

Contestants compete at a competition to search for Vietnam’s best pho chefs within the framework of the 2021 Day of Pho at Vincom Center Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Contestants compete at a competition to search for Vietnam’s best pho chefs within the framework of the 2021 Day of Pho at Vincom Center Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A family participates in the 2021 Day of Pho at Vincom Center Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A family participates in the 2021 Day of Pho at Vincom Center Landmark 81 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

People buy tickets to the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People buy tickets to the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People file health declarations at the 2021 Day of Pho event in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

People file health declarations at the 2021 Day of Pho event in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A woman prepares bowls of pho to serve customers at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A woman prepares bowls of pho to serve customers at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A woman decorates a pho stall at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A woman decorates a pho stall at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Attendees enjoy bowls of pho at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Attendees enjoy bowls of pho at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Attendees enjoy bowls of pho at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Attendees enjoy bowls of pho at the 2021 Day of Pho in Ho Chi Minh City, December 12, 2021. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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