Did you know ? A Japanese city puts Vietnam beef noodle soup on school menu !!! This is Amazing !

It is not in our habits to publish this type of article. We do it because it is a national dish of Vietnam that has been featured and served to students in a Japanese city for a week…you know the rest, several families from this municipality will eventually visit Vietnam and our restaurants will benefit!

The Japanese city of Saijo served school students Hue-style beef noodle soup for lunch this week as part of efforts to deepen their understanding of Vietnam.

Bun bo Hue appeared on the menu at 35 elementary and junior high schools in the city in Ehime prefecture on April 26, Japanese newspaper NHK reported.

City mayor Toshihisa Tamai visited an elementary school on Tuesday and spoke to the students about Hue, which established friendly relations with Saito in 2018.

Around 500 children at the school chose the Vietnamese dish for lunch, Yahoo News reported.

“I find this dish very tasty though a bit spicy,” a girl told an interviewer after the meal.

A college student was delighted after enjoying Hue beef noodle soup for the first time – Photo: Ehime Asahi Television

Bun bo Hue is a specialty of Hue, a former citadel in central Vietnam, where it was invented. The broth requires both pig and beef bones to be boiled with a generous dose of lemongrass, sugar, annatto, and shrimp paste. Vendors then add various ingredients like sliced brisket, crab balls and pork pie. Adventurous eaters can also add cubed pig’s blood for even more flavor.

Although Bun Bo Hue has followed people to all regions of the country over the years, it still retains the most idyllic, traditional, ancient and hue characteristics.

When served, the dish is garnished with a tangle of vegetables like lime, scallions, cilantro, banana blossoms, mint, basil, and Vietnamese coriander.

Toshihisa said the idea of serving the noodle soup was to pique students’ interest in Hue and deepen their understanding of Vietnamese culture and cuisine.

Saijo and Hue, a former citadel in central Vietnam, have had cultural and educational exchanges in the last four years.

In 2016 late American chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality Anthony Michael Bourdain called Hue-style beef noodle soup “the greatest soup in the world.”

Many Japanese students love this taste

– “My school has a Korean teacher who is always present at the beef noodle shop by the school gate. I don’t know if I should invite him to other Vietnamese dishes?”.
– “Vietnamese food is both cheap and of good quality. Eating beef noodle soup is also easy on the stomach.”
In it, a Japanese student described Hue beef with noodles as soft and tasty as udon noodles, save for the orange broth and “tastes very different from Japanese food”.
Source: NHK
SAIJO Location in Japan
Speechless !

Our sources for our articles are from Must See in Vietnam Reporters, Local-Insider www.Local-Insider.com, Vietnam Expresshttps://www.E.VNExpress.nethttps://www.the crazy tourist.com, https://www.roadaffair.com/ and the No 1 Vietnam Travellers Podcast website https://www.whataboutvietnam.com and https://www.VietnamDiscovery.com

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