First Mexican gastronomic festival to be held in HCMC

By VNA   August 30, 2023 | 06:12 pm PT
First Mexican gastronomic festival to be held in HCMC
The first Mexican Gastronomic Festival in HCMC in September will feature Mexican cuisine as a UNESCO world heritage. Photo courtesy of Embassy of Mexico in Vietnam
The first Mexican Gastronomic Festival will take place in HCMC on Sept. 15-22, expected to be a magnet to Mexican food lovers and those curious about the country's gastronomy.

The event will be organized by the Embassy of Mexico in Vietnam and local restaurants to mark the 213th anniversary of the Independence of Mexico and savor Mexico's gastronomy, declared an intangible world heritage by UNESCO in 2010.

Six selected Mexican restaurants representing authenticity and diversity, including District Federal, Agave Saigon, Xolo Tequila Bar, Tacos Fuego, Gringo Tacos y Cantina, and Tippy's Mexican Food, will take diners through a unique gastronomic experience.

The festival is also for diners to learn about the country's rich cultural heritage by immersing themselves in a traditional Mexican atmosphere.

The Ambassador of Mexico in Vietnam, Alejandro Negrin, introduced the event as an initiative of the Embassy to strengthen bilateral relations through the passion for food.

"Since Mexican cuisine is a UNESCO world heritage for its explosion of flavors and traditions, the event is hoped to offer a unique experience to the Vietnamese public," Negrin said, adding that it is also a testament to the strong friendship between the two nations.

"Mexican gastronomy is an amalgamation of flavors, colors, and traditions that we are eager to share with the Vietnamese public. Thus, the event promises to delight the senses and create unforgettable culinary memories," said Vu Minh Anh, Honorary Consul of Mexico in HCMC.

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