Australian overseas minister enjoys hen noodle soup in Hanoi

Australian foreign minister enjoys chicken noodle soup in Hanoi

Australia’s International Affairs Minister Penny Wong (L) enjoys hen noodle soup at a restaurant in Hanoi, June 2022. Photograph courtesy of the Australian Embassy in Hanoi

Australia’s International Affairs Minister Penny Wong tried ‘pho ga’ (hen noodle soup) at a restaurant in Hanoi throughout her first go to to Vietnam since she took workplace.

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie shared her favourite pho ga with International Minister Wong and chef Sam Tran throughout the minister’s go to to Vietnam, the Australian Embassy in Hanoi wrote in a Fb submit Monday.

“The International Minister heard from Sam on the historical past and significance of pho and tips on how to eat pho within the conventional Hanoian type, and the three shared views on Australia and Vietnam’s robust people-to-people hyperlinks.”

Pho, an iconic dish of Vietnam, is a bowl of flat, tender rice noodles dipped in a aromatic beef or hen broth flavored with completely different condiments. It’s served with beef or hen, shallots and chili and lemon to style.

Wong was Australia’s first Minister for Local weather Change in 2007-10 and Minister for Finance in 2010-13.

She grew to become overseas minister final month.

Vietnam and Australia established diplomatic relations in 1973 and have become strategic companions in 2018.