Street food in Vietnam is a thriving part of the country’s culture and way of life. Cheap and tasty fare abound on sidewalks filled with character and colour. Their street side culinary offerings range from former colonial French inspired fare (bahn mi sandwich), to Chinese and Thai style beef noodle, all with proud Vietnamese accents. Very little is left to the imagination as to how these are offered… very little is needed indeed.
This culture needs to be preserved, professionalised (who wants food cooked with suspicious water) and new possibilities in the market need be identified for players in this industry. This is something we celebrate at the World Street Food Congress in June this year.