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Nha Trang city: Vietnamese cultural cuisine festival 2014 opens

July 08, 2014          4138 views

(Cinet)- A food festival in Nha Trang city will feature outstanding specialties from all corners of Vietnam from July 8-13.

The festival aims to introduce and honour the best of the country’s culinary culture and cooking creativity, thus providing an opportunity for trade promotion and partnership among businesses operating in the restaurant and tourism sectors.

Known for its balance of five elements, many Vietnamese dishes include five fundamental taste senses (ngũ vị): spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (Earth), corresponding to: five organs (ngũ tạng): gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, stomach, and urinary bladder. The opening ceremony attracts some performing activities in the street reflects  fruit specialties, traditional dishes along with contemporary food with 90 professional cooks across the country.

Some of the notable dishes to be displayed include Cha ca La Vong (La Vong grilled fish), frozen meat and green bean cake in the north; Hue beef noodle soup, Quang Nam-style noodle, and Tam Ky chicken rice in the central; along with Sa Dec-style noodle and rice pancake in the south.

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