The Hanoitimes - The Hue Culture and Tourism Days in Hanoi which will be held on December 13-16 at the Hanoi Opera House is a chance to promote Hue’s cuisine and tourism products to Hanoians.
The Minstry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided to organise a series of programmes introducing culture and arts of localities nationwide at the Hanoi Opera House. The Hue Culture and Tourism Days event is the first among them.
The Hue Culture and Tourism Days in Hanoi is co-organized by the Minstry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the provincial People’s Committee.
The former imperial city of Hue’s music, handicrafts, cuisine and tourism will be on display during the upcoming programme.
According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung, the Hue Culture and Tourism Days in Hanoi aim to honour the uniqueness of Hue culture and introduce the city’s tourism potential.
The programme will promote tourism in the city in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, he said.
The event creates a chance to present Hue’s image and products to Hanoians as well as international tourists, Dung added.
The four-day programme will introduce handicrafts like lanterns, kites, flutes and specialities of Hue including mam tom chua (fermented sour shrimp paste), me xung (sweet candy made of malt, sesame and peanuts).
Highlights of Hue cuisine will be introduced including bun bo Hue (a fragrant beef soup, with fresh rice vermicelli noodles).
Particularly, Hue folk songs and lyrical melodies will be introduced at the art performance themed "Winter in Hue" on December 14-16.
The special concert will present images of Hue ancient capital through folk music and lyrical songs written by famous composers Trinh Cong Son, Nguyen Van Thuong and Tran Hoan from 1950s to Hanoi’s audience, Director of Hue Music Academy Nguyen Viet Duc said.
Highlights of Hue cuisine will be introduced including bun bo Hue (a fragrant beef soup, with fresh rice vermicelli noodles), cha gio (spring rolls), com hen (rice served with little clams), and various kinds of Hue cakes and che Hue (sweet puddings).
The food will be cooked by leading chefs and served at 12 traditional wooden houses brought from Hue to Hanoi with the aim to bring customers a feeling of dishes in Hue.
The culinary booths will be open all day to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for eaters.