A tranquil and hospitable country which lives with the memories of decades of warfare. A fascinating millennial culture in harmony with a florid nature and beautiful uncontaminated landscapes. Today Expo Milano 2015 celebrates the National Day of a proud but peaceful people who consider hospitality an inviolable value.
Featuring a great fondness for soups, and with rice as the main ingredient in most dishes, Vietnam’s cuisine can be considered one of the healthiest and lightest in the world. Among its countless delicious typical recipes, one could mention the spring rolls with rice leaves, aromatized chicken with herbs, stuffed crabs, crepes, steamed dumplings and numerous kinds of noodles in numerous kinds of broth. Vietnamese desserts deserve a special mention. Perhaps influenced by their period of French occupation, the Vietnamese go in for rich desserts in a big way. Its puddings really are special, with endless variants on chocolate mousse and crème caramel, and also sky-high-calorie numbers with seeds, fruit, corn, ginger and coconut. The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is present in the country and protects four different kinds of rice: the Lo Ban, Lo Nghe, Lo Oi and Lo Puop varieties.
Beautifully scenic, Vietnam’s Pavilion stands on the Decumano between Belgium and the Rice Cluster. http://www.expo2015.org/en/rice The external structure evokes a large cluster of lotus flowers opening towards the sky, while the internal halls offer visitors a daily diet of folkloric spectacle and concerts of traditional music. The Pavilion also has an upper floor devoted to displays of handicrafts and a restaurant offering various of the country’s delicious typical dishes.