The Vietnamese food festival in Venezuela is underway at the Euro building hotel in the capital city of Caracas, running from April 20-24.

Vietnam's "Pho" (Source:

The event is organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela in an attempt to bolster cultural exchanges between the countries.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Ngo Tien Dung said he believed the festival is an auspicious opportunity for local and international friends to have a deeper understanding of the Southeast Asian country at large and Vietnamese gastronomy in particular.

Several Vietnamese traditional dishes such as Pho, spring rolls, grilled meat and mango salads have received warn responses from guests, helping to disseminate the image of Vietnam’s country, people and cuisine.

Source: VNA