Ho Chi Minh City to feature food culture festival
The food culture festival will open on March 9-11 at the Van Thanh Tourist Resort, featuring more than 100 dishes of northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam and introducing activities of a rural market and other traditional activities.
The festival includes several main parts:
Food: More than 100 typical dishes of the three regions will be on display, including special dishes from the Tay Bac (North-western part of the north) and the Central Highlands. Recipes for some typical dishes of the regions will be shown.
The rural market
The setting of a rural market in the past will be re-staged with loads of peddled wares, hawking and food preparation on the spot. Folk games will be held at the rural market, including blind-man’s buff, destroying earthenware pot, cloth ball throwing, bamboo pole dancing, stilt walking, chess playing and calligraphy writing.
Folk art performances
Folk art perforances: popular operas, classical drama, Hue folk songs, the Central Highlands’ gongs, Cham dance and Paranung music will be performed.
Activities of some traditional craft villages: Activities of some traditional craft villages will be introduced, for example, how to weave baskets or mats, make conical hats, weave brocades, make ceramic products, brew wine and make rice noodles.
The Ho Chi Minh City’s Tourism Department in co-ordination with Saigontourist and Binh Quoi Tourist Village will organise the festival.
(Source: Tuoi Tre)