Agustina Morel (L) from Uruguay said she felt lucky to join the banh mi festival during her final day in Vietnam before she left for Cambodia.
"I've tried Vietnamese banh mi twice and love it," she said. "Vietnamese banh mi is the best."
The festival, which has 120 pavilions set up by restaurants, bakeries and domestic and foreign suppliers, is organized by the Vietnam Tourism Association and the Ho Chi Minh city Department of Tourism at Ho Chi Minh city’s Cultural House in district 1.
The festival will last until Sunday.
Morel and her friends queue for 15 minutes to get banh mi at Grandma Lu’s stand.
Florencia Barrios (second, R), said she hadn’t had lunch yet but saved some room in her stomach for a sandwich.
“Crispy and fragrant. I love this dish," said Barrios, adding this was the first time she tried Vietnam’s banh mi.