VN, Japan to host gastronomy festival


VGP – The Japan-Viet Nam cuisine festival will take place from March 23-25 at Ha Noi Children’s Palace as part of the Japanese Cultural Exchange Festival 2018 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam-Japan diplomatic ties. 

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As scheduled, the opening ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM on March 23, 2018. 

The cuisine festival will comprise 21 booths including ten booths for Japanese dishes including ramen, soba ramen, yakisoba ramen, takoyaki cake, and sushi, among others.

In addition, 10 booths of Ha Noi will introduce special cuisine from Viet Nam, including pho, bun thang (hot rice noodle soup), nem ran (fried spring roll), banh cuon (stuffed pancake), banh khuc (Vietnamese spinach sticky rice balls), and banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich).  

The rest of booth will showcase unique products from Japan and Ha Noi.

A number of cultural, sport and traditional art exchange programmes will be held along with events to promote bilateral trade cooperation. 

The Japanese Cultural Exchange Festival 2018 will take place at Ly Thai To Flower Garden around Hoan Kiem (Sword Lake) from March 23 to 26.  

Visitors will have an opportunity to admire specific flowers of the two countries, experience traditional Japanese handicrafts and delicacies, a Japanese tea ceremony, kimono fashion shows, and traditional folk dances and games. About 30 Japanese cherry trees and 10,000 cherry branches, as well as Vietnamese bonsai trees and specific flowers, will be displayed.

The event will include traditional art performances such as Ca Tru and Xam singing by artists from Ha Noi. 

By introducing images of Japanese cultural beauty, land and people to Hanoians, it will be an opportunity to share experience and cooperation in the field of culture, education, health, tourism and economics between Ha Noi and Japan./.

By Kim Anh