Sat, 23 May 2015. Last updated Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:29
Vietnam Southern Cuisine Festival 2015 has will be officially held from May 29 to June 1 at Dam Sen Cultural Park, at 03 Hoa Binh Street, Ward 3 of District 11 in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an annual event organized by Southern Business Bureau - Ho Chi Minh City tourism, Sports and Culture Department, City Tourism Association in the coordination with a travel company to contribute to the diversity of cultural activities and tourism in Ho Chi Minh City. At the same time, the festival will be a chance to promulgate the image of Ho Chi Minh in particular and the entire region in general to international tourists, along with cultural values of Vietnam cuisine. This is also an opportunity for Vietnam businesses in the south to exchange experiences, promote their brands, enhance cooperations, and create connection in developing tourism products of localities in Southern Vietnam, contributing to the development of tourism in Ho Chi Minh City and in the region.
It is expected that the Southern Cuisine Festival in Ho Chi Minh City will have the participation of more than 50 unites as businesses, restaurants, and hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and provinces from Hue to Ca Mau. Each booths will be designed, arranged and decorated in different themes, reflecting unique features of their regions, such as cuisine in Central Vietnam, cuisine in Central Highlands Vietnam, Southern cuisine, and Saigon cuisine... Apart from diverse and attractive culinary and festive activities of introducing more than 250 specialties of regions, there are many interesting activities. For example, they are the reappearance of Southern countryside market, decorating booth contest, reappearance of Chol Chnam Thmay Festival of Khmer ethnic group... Coming to the festival, visitors also have a chance to enjoy many featured art performances, and participate in interesting folk games...
The fifth Southern Cuisine Festival 2015 is organized with the purposes of promulgating and promoting delicacies and specialties of the region to domestic and international visitors. There are many strange and delicious dishes in the festival. The organizing committee expressed their wish to look for "100 best Southern dishes". The highlight of this cuisine festival is the reappearance of Chol Chnam Thmay Festival of Khmer people and a corner of Southern countryside market. Accordingly, Chol Chnam Thmay will bring outstanding dances and unique customs. Meanwhile, the corner of Southern countryside market will typical dishes and unique cultural habits... Joining one of the most interesting festivals in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors will have a chance to experience many featured art activities such as cooking and serving regional cuisine, culinary art performance, and culinary contest for units participating in the festival.
According to the organizing committee, the issue of sanitation in this festival is highly concerned. A representative of Department Food Safety and Hygiene will attend the festival to ensure the issue. The festival's tickets are sold at the entrance of Dam Sen Cultural Park. Each ticket cost 200,000 VND. Possessing a ticket, visitors will be free for enter Dam Sen Cultural Park, taste many delicious dishes, and get 50% discount of buy Dam Sen full-package. In addition, visitors buying 5 tickets and above can receive tickets at home, if require; and have 5% discount if buy from 10 tickets and above.