Within the framework of Japanese Cultural Exchange Festival 2018, at 06:00 PM March 23rd, Hanoi People’s Committee organized a Japanese-Vietnamese cuisine exchange program in Hanoi Children’s Cultural Palace with the attendance of the Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy.
There were 21 food stalls to exhibit Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine, divided into 3 zones: Japanese cuisine, Vietnamese cuisine and common exhibition area.
In Japanese cuisine area as well as Vietnamese cuisine area, there have been some activities like exhibiting, performing, processing and introducing typical dishes of each country. The list of Japanese dishes was selected by the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam like ramen noodle, soba noodle, yakisoba noodle, takoyaki cake, shshi cake, mochi cake, etc. For Vietnamese food, many Hanoi dishes were chosen: Pho, Banh Chung, Bun Thang, Banh Khuc, Xoi che, Banh Cuon, Banh Com, Vietnamese tea, Vietnamese bread, Pho Cuon (roll)…
The common exhibition area is for showing handicrafts, performing tea blending by artisans, or taking photos with symbol of Vietnamese and Japanese culture.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Gia Phuong, the Director of Hanoi Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Agency said that the Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine introduction program is an important activity in the series of activities for commemorating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan. The event has a profound meaning in terms of both cultural exchange and cuisine exchange between Japan and Vietnam in general and Hanoi capital in particular. The Organizing Committee hopes that, through the program, visitors and guests will have great cuisine experience and enjoy Japanese and Vietnamese food more.
The program will finish at the end of March 25th, 2018
By Phuong Uyen