Second Hanoi Food Festival to be held next month

Visitors to the second Hanoi Food Culture Festival, slated for June 7-9 at Thong Nhat Park, will be treated to traditional dishes of not only  Hanoi but also other localities in the north, central and southern regions.  

Second Hanoi Food Festival to be held next month

Artisans from many provinces nationwide such as Hung Yen, Ha Giang, Thanh Hoa, Can Tho, Nghe An, Hue and HCM City are scheduled to attend the event. A special corner is to be set up specifically for them to display their cooking skills.

Apart from tasting dishes, to be displayed at about 70 booths, visitors will engage in an array of folk games, art activities, and a culinary space for children.

The capital city is expected to turn the Hanoi Food Culture Festival into a cultural event in an effort to honour local food, thus contributing to promoting the city’s tourism.

Hanoi has been known for such dishes as pho (noodles served with beef or chicken in a bowl of hot broth), bun cha (noodles with grilled meat), banh cuon Thanh Tri (Thanh Tri steamed rice pancakes), com Me Tri and Phu Do (Me Tri and Phu Do young sticky rice), and gio cha Uoc Le (Uoc Le steamed pork paste), among others.

Last year’s event served close to 70,000 visitors during its 4-day course at Thong Nhat Park from October 11 to 14.

According to To Van Dong, Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, 81 local dishes were made available at the event, which was expected to contribute to promote Hanoi’s intangible cultural heritage and preserve cultural values./.


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