Google Doodle celebrates Banh mi

On March 24 nine years ago, the term Banh mi was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

To commemorate the world-acclaimed Vietnamese street food sandwich, Google onMarch 24 published a doodle of Banh mi on its homepages in Vietnam and more than ten other countries.

Google Doodle celebrates Banh mi  Miss Universal Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie in a Banh mi dress (Photo: Tuoi Tre Newspaper)

Animation of Vietnamese bread and traditional bread counter – Doodle Banh Mi appeared on the home pages of the search engine in the US, Canada, Singapore, France, Australia, Switzerland, Vietnam, among others to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the launch of the word Banh mi in Oxford English dictionary.

The popular and affordable Vietnamese dish with stuffing such as steamed pork rolls, pork, pate, butter and pickles “is sure the get you mouthwatering”, wrote Google in a web page linked to the doodle. 

At the same time, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism also held bread promotion activities with the participant of culinary experts and celebrities such as Miss Universal Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie, Kao Sieu Luc, founder of ABC Bread; Nguyen Quoc Ky, chairman of the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association, and Bui Thi Suong, culinary artisan.

Previously, Vietnamese bread ranked second in the list of the best street foods in the world, according to The Guardian. 

David Farley, a BBC travel and culinary reporter, praised the bread as the most delicious sandwich in the world.

Late chef Anthony Bourdain, one of the most culinary experts tasted Phuong Bread in Hoi An, Quang Nam province and praised this delicacy in his No Reservation program on CNN.

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