The event was attended by writer Ha Thuy Nguyen, specialty coffee expert Pham Tuan Anh, and Nguyen Duy, owner of a ramen shop in Vietnam.
At the event, speakers discussed Japanese culinary culture based on two newly-published books, one of which was "The Untold History of Ramen". The book, published by Book Hunter with sponsorship from the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, is a meticulous research by George Solt, professor of modern Japanese history. Solt, who works at the History Faculty at New York University, spent a year studying the subject during a Fellowship for Japanese Studies held by the Japan Foundation.
The book puts ramen in a whole new light, not just as a comfort food but also as a testament to a nation's ability to recover and innovate. The author uses ramen as a lens to explore broader sociopolitical themes in Japanese history, through which readers understand the historical depth and cultural meaning behind a seemingly simple bowl of noodles.
|At the event.
|The discussion took place in an exciting atmosphere.
|Specialty coffee prepared by Pham Tuan Anh.
|Young people enjoy coffee and sweets at the event.
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