(Cinet)- The annual cuisine festival themed “Dat Phuong Nam” (Southern Land) with more than 100 local dishes will be held from May 29 to June 1 at Dam Sen Park in HCM City's District 11.
More than 100 booths will display dishes from the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to the southern tip of the country.
The fair will include demonstrations of cooking and bartending as well as the art of food garnishing and vegetable and fruit carving. There will also be traditional arts, martial arts performances, folk games, cooking and vegetables and fruit sculpture competition and free cooking lessons offered to local students.
In addition, exhibitors will participate in a contest that will select 100 delicious southern dishes with the aim of promoting southern cuisine.
The event is co-organised by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the HCM City Tourism Association and Phu Tho Tourism and Service Company. The organizers will also put up local specialties and award-winning works from the competitions for auction to raise funds for the city’s needy kids.