Hana and colleagues from USDA and local trade.
Pho Hung Restaurant in Portland was voted top Pho of all six restaurants sampled on the “Excellent Adventure.” Really authentic according to Hana and Bell
Welcome back Hana and Bell!
View the entire spot on the US Embassy Facebook page.
ဘာေတြခ်က္ျပဳတ္ေနပါလိမ့္။ စားဖိုမွူးအေက်ာ္အေမာ္ Syi Lwin နဲ႔ အေမရိကန္သံ႐ုံး စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးဌာန အရာရွိတို႔ရဲ့ လုံးဝအေမရိကန္စတိုင္လ္ ဘလူးဘယ္ရီဌာပနာမုန႔္လုပ္တဲ့ “Syi Lwin and Embassy Food” အစားအေသာက္ ခ်က္ျပဳတ္တဲ့အစီအစဥ္ကို ၾကည့္ရွုအားေပးပါဦး။ စားေကာင္းမယ့္ပုံပဲေနာ္… အစားအေသာက္နဲ႔ ရိုးရာအစဥ္အလာလိုဟာမ်ိဳးေတြ မၽွေဝတာေလာက္ဘယ္အရာမွ လူေတြကိုမနီးစပ္နိုင္ ေစပါဘူးေနာ္။What’s cooking? Watch “Syi Lwin and Embassy Food” cooking segment with celebrity Chef Syi Lwin and the U.S. Embassy’s Agricultural Affairs Officer baking an all-American blueberry cobbler. Yum! Nothing brings us together like food and sharing our traditions.
Posted by U.S. Embassy Rangoon on Thursday, September 5, 2019
Punch these cities and provinces into the Wikipedia and see where USA fresh blueberries are promoted this season:
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Hai Phong Province
- Ha Long City
- Mong Cai City
- Da Lat City
- Dong Nai Province
- Thu Dao Mot City
- Di An Town
- My Tho City
- Can Tho City
- Nha Trang City
- Da Nang City
- Thai Binh City
- Viet Tri City
- Bac Ninh City
- Tuyen Quang Province
- Ninh Binh Province
- Thanh Hoa Province
- Quang Binh Province
- Ha Nam Province
- Thai Nguyen Province
- Buon Me Thuot City
- Quang Ngai Province
- Tra Vinh Province
- Kien Giang Province
- Long An Province
- Ba Ria
- Vung Tau Province
- Gia Lai Province
- Ninh Thuan Province
- Tra Vinh Province
Success! Fresh Blueberries are new to Vietnam. The promotion is designed to get consumers to taste the wonderful fresh blueberries! Each week, sales are brisk and stores sell out quickly. Already we are seeing big jumps in sales in stores after promotions and sampling.
July 25, 2019 was a big day for Hoa Binh, 1. Grand Opening of the first Vinmart Mega Mall in the Region. 2. Arrival of fresh USA blueberries! Promotions continue at stores in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and expanding to cities all over this blueberry-loving country of 96 million! Bring on the blueberries!
Stay tuned for more excitement in the ongoing fresh blueberry promotion!
Lots to celebrate in Hanoi, Vietnam!
USA Independence Day a little early!
The 50th Anniversary of the USA Moon Landing
2nd Anniversary of Hana working for the USHBC in Vietnam
Upcoming arrival of fresh blueberries from the USA.
Our Hana and Van attended the big event and served Real Blueberry smoothies which were a big hit in the hot and humid summer!
Two years ago, we started seeing Korean skincare products on the market in Vietnam. Now here is an example of a new Vietnam-made product using USA blueberry extract and olive oil! Hana, our local foodtech, has been linking local companies with samples and supplies!
It all started almost a year ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. USHBC exhibited at the Dairy Deli Bakery Exposition which is a gathering of up and coming companies in the food industry. It was an excellent show, lots of interest in blueberries. All of a sudden, a group of 15 bakery owners from Myanmar (Formerly Burma) arrive at our booth! They were in town on a USDA sponsored training visit. They were excited to see blueberries! After a nice visit — I mentioned “why don’t you head up to Mississippi and see the real thing.” After a call to one of the growers in Poplarville, off they went to blueberry heaven!
Now beam ahead to 2019. We received a note from the USDA office that this same group of bakers were organizing an all day seminar and exposition in Yangon, the capital. The concept was for the traveling group to share experiences with the local baking industry. USHBC was invited as VIP guest and Tom and Hana headed off to Myanmar!
I arrived at midnight to this exotic Southeast Asian city. In the morning, here is the view from my hotel window. This place is the fastest growing economy on earth according to the World Bank!
Welcome to the Showcase!
In the morning, we had an exposition and bakers and suppliers from throughout Myanmar attended. Here is Hana hard at work at the booth.
Next we had a chef demonstrate how to make a Myanmar pizza with blueberries.
A great success. We re-connected with our Myanmar friends and some are already using frozen and dried blueberries in local products!
Hana gets participation award from Rachel Nelson of the USDA in Myanmar.
Good day from Myanmar!
Ho Chi Minh City – Hana continues to work the booming foodservice channel in Vietnam with cooperation with the local chef association. Chefs are excited to see frozen blueberries available at last in Vietnam as well as dried and soon fresh!