Vietnamese cuisine has been honored multiple times in world-renowned magazines24/11/2023
Vietnamese cuisine and delicious dishes have been honored on numerous global magazines and famous TV channels.
On the morning of November 3rd, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Food Safety Management Board, Ho Chi Minh City Police, and culinary experts organized a seminar to exchange service skills for tourist hospitality with local food and beverage businesses in Ho Chi Minh City.
Speaking at the seminar, Ms. Bui Thi Ngoc Hieu, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said that in recent years, Vietnamese cuisine has been highly appreciated by the international community. Images of Vietnamese culinary delights and dishes have been recognized in numerous prestigious global magazines and television channels.
Accordingly, Vietnamese cuisine reached the top 20 of the world’s most amazing cuisines in 2022 according to Taste Atlas magazine, was in the top 10 best culinary destinations in the world according to Lonely Planet magazine in 2021, and ranked 5th in the top 10 countries with the best cuisine in the world according to a reader’s choice by The Travel in 2022.
Vietnamese cuisine also has 3 street food dishes listed among the 50 best street foods in the world in 2022 by CNN.
“Cuisine is considered an inseparable factor from tourism contributing to the extension of tourists’ stay as well as increasing the average spending of visitors, boosting revenue for tourism, and creating income for the entire sector,” Ms. Hiếu observed.
According to statistics from the Department of Tourism, after the Covid-19 epidemic, revenue from food and beverage service groups grew rapidly and dramatically. Specifically, in 2022, the revenue of accommodation and food services reached over 84,000 billion VND, an increase of 105% compared to the same period.
The Deputy Director of the Department of Tourism also mentioned that Ho Chi Minh City has 16,000 food and beverage restaurants with fixed addresses in the city and more than 15,800 street food stalls. This represents a very large potential to be fully leveraged in the development of food services. However, the quality in terms of service, handling skills, as well as ensuring food hygiene and safety, fire and explosion prevention still has many shortcomings.
“The construction of the image of friendly and professional hospitable food establishments has left many good impressions on tourism in the city. I expect the city’s tourism industry to spread and build a beautiful image in the eyes of tourists, helping them remember the cuisine, delicious dishes, remember the characteristics of the city and return,” Deputy Director Bui Thi Ngoc Hieu shared.
Source: Thanhnien E-news.