The Hanoitimes - From June 16 to 17, Hanoians will enjoy foods of Vietnam and other countries at The Hanoi Exchange Programme for Culinary Culture.
The event will feature 50 stalls, of which 25 will present typical dishes of Hanoi and the remaining 25 introducing international culinary delights from Laos, France, China, Peru, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Argentina, Australia, Italy, Colombia, among others.
Art performances featuring Hanoi’s culture as well as folk games will also be held at the Octagon House near Ly Thai To flower garden, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Participating countries, represented by their embassies and cultural centres in Vietnam, will bring their traditional charms and music to the event. Signature dishes of Hanoian cuisine include Pho, nem ran (spring roll), cha ca (fishcake), and bun thang (a type of noodle soup that contains up to 20 ingredients).
The event will also feature a wide range of artistic performances praising the beauty of the traditional cultures the of participating countries.
Vietnam's dishes are very attractive and diverse, especially dishes associated with Hanoi such as noodle soup (pho), “bun cha” - a dish of grilled pork and noodle, “bun thang” - a dish if shredded chicken meat, shredded fried egg, shredded steam pork and various vegetables, spring rolls and fried fish.
These dishes have made significant marks on the world culinary map. Britain's Telegraph newspaper ranked Hanoi in first position among 16 cities with a rich and delicious cuisine in the world, with dishes like “bun cha” and egg coffee. The honour creates opportunity and challenge for development of cuisine tourism products of Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular.
In recent years, Hanoi has paid attention to developing cuisine tourism. More and more cuisine streets such as Tong Duy Tan and Cam Chi; restaurants serving tourists in the old quarter such as Ta Hien, Ma May, Dong Xuan and Cau Go streets have been established. In addition, International travel companies pay more attention to taking tourists to gourmet restaurants in Hanoi, even enabling visitors to learn cooking with prestigious chefs.
Source: Linh Anh-Kinhtedothi.vn