Thai actors praise Vietnamese cuisine

By Dong Mien   October 1, 2023 | 08:40 pm PT
Thai actors Mile and Apo said they have fallen for local Vietnamese food, and the people of the country, after just a few trips here.

The two film stars recently visited Vietnam to promote their latest movie, "Man Suang."

Romsaithong and Wattanagitiphat at an event. Photo from Romsaithong’s Instagram

Mile and Apo at an event. Photo from Romsaithong’s Instagram

Having traveled to different regions of Vietnam for both business and recreational purposes, the two actors told NgoiSao in an interview that they enjoyed local cuisine immensely.

"Vietnamese food is really delicious," Apo said. "There are many people selling Vietnamese dishes in Thailand as well, and I’m glad I had the chance to try them."

He added that he had recently tried nem nuong (Vietnamese grilled pork sausage).

Mile said that he has always wanted to try banh xeo (Vietnamese stuffed rice pancake), but still hasn’t had the chance to do so. However, he has tried various other local specialties, including pho and a variety of tasty seafood dishes.

Both of the actors agreed that Vietnamese people are warm and friendly.

"I had a Vietnamese friend who was very adorable and kind, so I expected that every Vietnamese would be like that," Mile said. "And my trip to Da Nang [in 2018] confirmed what I thought."

The two actors also said they were grateful for how viewers in Vietnam have always supported their work.

Mile, 31, and Apo, 29, whose real names are Phakphum Romsaithong and Nattawin Wattanagitiphat respectively, rose to fame after participating in the Thai romantic and action-drama show "KinnPorsche: The Series."

Besides their acting careers, the two actors have also gained recognition as models.

"Man Suang" is the only film to date in which the two actors co-star. It revolves around a group of adolescents that want to investigate the secrets behind Man Suang, a mysterious luxury entertainment club in the ancient city of Siam.

The movie received acclaim after making its debut at the 2023 Cannes International Film Festival.

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