Not only is Banh mi a merely culinary dish, but it also holds cultural significance as a source of national pride in the collective consciousness of many Vietnamese. Many people believe that Banquette, a type of French bread that the French introduced to Vietnam in 1859, maybe the source of Banh Mi’s historical origins. The Vietnamese have made adaptations to the traditional baguette, resulting in a shorter loaf of bread and loose bread crumb, allowing for stuffing with a variety of fillings.

Banh Mi has expanded its reputation around the world after successfully conquering the Vietnamese people. On March 23, 2011, “Banh Mi” (banh mi/ˈbɑːn miː/) was officially admitted into the Oxford English Dictionary. Not ending there, it was listed in plenty of top-allured tasty foods around the globe by many prestigious newspapers and magazines, contributing to affirming the position of Banh mi on the international culinary map.

SAF-VIET Joint Venture Company Limited has made efforts to enhance the global recognition and popularity of Banh mi by preparing the largest loaf of bread in Vietnam. This notable achievement is accomplished by utilizing a wide range of the company’s products. Following a duration of 7 hours, the completed loaf of Vietnamese bread has dimensions of 1.7 meters in length, 0.3 meters in height, and 0.5 meters in width.

The processes for making the largest loaf of bread in Vietnam (Photo: VietKings)

Under the direct witness of representatives of the Vietnam Record Organization, the national largest loaf of bread was prepared on July 17th, 2023 at Can Tho City, Vietnam (Photo: VietKings)

The record awarding event to SAF-VIET Joint Venture Company Limited took place on September 28, 2023 at Long An Province, Vietnam. The representative of VietKings attended the event including Dr. Nguyen Hoang Anh – Vice President of VietKings, Director of the Research Institute of Complimentary Health Sciences (RICHS); Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quynh Ngoc – General Secretary of Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings).

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quynh Ngoc – General Secretary of Vietnam Records Organization (VietKings) announced the the Vietnam record-setting decision. (Photo: VietKings)

Representative of Vietkings awarded Vietnam record certificate to the representative of SAF – VIET (Photo: VietKings)

In addition to the Vietnamese Record-setting, the event also took place in the activity of cutting and stuffing filling into the largest loaf of bread in Vietnam to serve diners.

The fillings inside the bread include butter, pate, jambon, Vietnamese pork ham, Vietnamese head cheese, pickles, cucumber…