The Hanoi Culinary Culture Festival 2023 will take place from December 1 to 3 at Thong Nhat or Reunification Park and Tran Nhan Tong Pedestrian Street in Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
|Mi Quang, a specialty from central Vietnam, was featured at the Hanoi Culinary Culture Festival. Photo: Kim Lien|
As planned, this year's festival will showcase the culinary arts of Hanoi, the North, Central, and South of Vietnam, including an area dedicated to culinary heritage villages, and typical dishes from different regions of the country, among others.
In particular, the area showcasing Hanoi's culinary culture will feature recreations of Hanoi's famous handicraft villages, namely Bun Phu Do or Phu Do Vermicelli; Gio cha Uoc Le or Uoc Le steamed pork paste and fried cinnamon paste; Banh Chung Tranh Khuc or Tranh Khuc square sticky rice cake; Phu Thuong sticky rice; Nem Phung or Phung Town pork skin salad; and others. There will be cooking demonstrations where artisans can showcase their talents in making delicious Hanoi specialties. Visitors will also be able to interact with the artisans and participate in processing local traditional dishes.
|Banh Chung or square sticky rice cakes from Tranh Khuc village, Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Tuan|
The regional cuisine section will feature delicious traditional dishes from all over the country, bringing together artisan chefs from provinces nationwide. Meanwhile, the international cuisine section will showcase typical dishes from neighboring countries such as Thailand, Laos, and others.
There will also be an exhibition on Hanoi tourism and cuisine, a folk game zone, art performances, and culinary talk shows.
The Hanoi Culinary Culture Festival 2023 aims to popularize Hanoi cuisine and provide a deep insight into Hanoi's traditional values. It is also an opportunity for Hanoi to promote its image as a fascinating cultural and culinary destination for travelers at home and abroad.