Vietnam's food map with 126 typical dishes to be unveiled in October

By VNA   August 30, 2023 | 01:26 am PT
Vietnam's food map with 126 typical dishes to be unveiled in October
A bowl of beef noodle soup pho is served in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Mai
A food festival to honor Vietnamese culinary culture will be held in HCMC from Oct. 20 - 22, during which a food map will be unveiled with 126 dishes from across the country.

The event also aims to highlight the culinary profession in the lead-up to the World Chef's Day on Oct. 20 and to set a national record for the culinary map.

Organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association and organizations, the festival at the Independence Palace in District 1 will see 100-120 booths introducing regional dishes, along with food demonstrations and a music program.

Visitors can taste a variety of regional specialties by chefs from five-star hotels and artisans of Ho Chi Minh City and localities across the country.

Nguyen Thi Khanh, Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, emphasized that Vietnamese cuisine has been increasingly popular among international friends thanks to its numerous delicacies.

Several local dishes have been introduced at international culinary competitions, helping to elevate Vietnamese cuisine's image on the world culinary map, she added.

The festival aims to honor generations of chefs, and artisans and encourage chefs who love their profession and talented female chefs.

The first food map of Vietnam made from typical dishes of all the 63 provinces and cities was introduced in April 2022. The 20-meter S-shaped map was created with dishes prepared by 50 contestants of the competition's various editions and chefs in all regions of Vietnam.

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