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Festival to promote Hanoi’s special dishes

A culinary festival will be held in Ho Tay Water Park from December 30, 2011 to January 2, 2012 to honour Hanoi’s specialities.

The event will draw the participation of a variety of hotels and restaurants in the capital to showcase their traditional and modern culinary arts.

Among Hanoi’s famous dishes are Cha Ca (fried fish), Banh Cuon (steamed rolled rice pancake), Banh Tom (crisp shrimp pastry), Bun Thang (vermicelli and chicken soup), Nem (spring rolls) and Pho (noodle soup).

Different zones will be set up to display Hanoi’s culinary arts now and then, traditional folk games, and fine art products of craft villages.

Visitors will also enjoy specialties cooked by famous chefs, explore cultural identities in the north, and participate in folk games.

The event is one of the activities to introduce Hanoi’s culture and people to both local and international friends. It is expected to welcome up to 15,000 visitors per day. (Source: VOV)

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