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Food fair showcasing most popular dishes at Cho Lon to be held

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13:53 | 09/01/2020

The Cho Lon Kitchen food fair featuring 50 cuisine booths will be take place at Van Lang Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5 on January 11-12.

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Typical dishes at Cho Lon (Photo: Internet)

During the event, a variety of activities will be held to entertain visitors, including cooking demonstrations, music performances, and traditional games.

Visitors can enjoy delicious dishes, interact with skilled cooks, and learn more about the culinary culture of Cho Lon which is noted for its countless eateries.

A photo book titled Cho Lon Food Story depicting 10 most typical dishes in District 5 voted by locals and culinary and culture experts, will be launched at the event. These dishes include com ga Hai Nam (Hainanese chicken rice), hu tieu sa te (satay noodle soup), hu tieu xao (stir-fried noodles), ga hap muoi (salted steamed chicken), vit quay Bac Kinh (Beijing roasted duck), mi vit tiem (stewed duck noodle soup), sui cao (dumplings), Phat nhay tuong (shark fin soup), and che me den (black sesame sweet soup).

The fair is part of the Cho Lon Food Story project implemented by the District 5’s People’s Committee, aiming to enhance the local culinary culture and promoting local tourism.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Lon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778. It’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance.

The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Cho Lon is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture with plenty of Chinese restaurants.

The crowded Binh Tay Market is the major attraction in Chinatown and offers everything you can think of, from fresh produce to Vietnamese goods and especially items with a Chinese flavour./.

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