|Beef, seafood, wine, and beer were among Canadian food and beverage items showcased at a recent reception for Vietnamese firms. VNS Photo An Phương|
HCM CITY — Various Canadian culinary specialities were on show at “Canadian Delicacies”, a reception held for Vietnamese food and beverage firms in HCM City on Monday.
The event, held as part of Canadian food promotion activities organised through March and April, featured Canadian fish and seafood from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, beef from the western province of Alberta, dried fruits from British Columbia, maple syrup, wines, and beers.
“We are proud to showcase some of Canada’s world renowned culinary specialties,” Canadian consul in the city, Kyle Nunas, said.
“Our vast and diverse land, pristine and cold water enables us to develop a world-class food industry dedicated to high-quality and tasty products while respecting the environment.”
Việt Nam is Canada’s top trading partner among ASEAN member countries. Canadian agricultural and seafood exports to Việt Nam doubled in 2017 to C$612 million, accounting for 58 per cent of the country’s total exports to Việt Nam.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic relations and the conclusion of Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Nunas said: “I am pleased to note the growing appreciation of Canadian food and beverage products among Vietnamese consumers. We look forward to further opportunities under the CPTPP.” — VNS