Food festival kicks off in City

The annual food festival ‘Tastes of the World - 2008’ opened in Van Thanh Tourist Park, 48/10 Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh District, HCM City, yesterday.

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21 hotels and restaurants from 16 countries joined together to take part in the festival with many local restaurants from eight cities and provinces nationwide.

The highlight of this year’s festival is the World Food Culture Center (WFCC) of South Korea, which will introduce royal dishes promoted in the well-known TV film ‘Dea Jang Gum’.

Aside from featuring traditional cuisine of participating countries, the event also showcases their traditional arts including folk music and games.

Today, a seminar on modern and traditional Korean – Vietnamese cuisines will be held by the Vietnam Cuisine Research Institute with the participation of 20 Korean chefs.

Jointly organized by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam Tourism and Association and Saigontourist Holding Company, the festival continues until December 12.

By M. Hanh – Translated by Phuong Lan

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