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Taste the world at the Five Continents Food Festival in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 13:12 GMT+7
Taste the world at the Five Continents Food Festival in Ho Chi Minh City
Consuls and representatives from international organizations visit a booth featuring Hoang Sa, and Truong Sa beer which are named after the Vietnamese archipelagos. Photo: Nghi Vu/Tuoi Tre

The Five Continents Food Festival is taking place from May 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City to promote local and global cuisine.

It features over 300 booths from 170 businesses, offering a wide range of products.

A poster of the Five Continents Food Festival taking place from May 11-14 at Phu Tho Gymnasium in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City
A poster of the Five Continents Food Festival taking place from May 11-14 at Phu Tho Gymnasium in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.

During the four-day event, guests will have the opportunity to experience the culinary cultures from different continents.

There will be activities with professional chefs, international cultural and artistic exchanges, as well as various entertainment activities and free beverage tastings.

"This will be a great opportunity for the people of Ho Chi Minh City and visitors to not only enjoy the cuisines of countries in Southeast Asia but also to interact with famous chefs with both domestic and global recognition," said a representative of the organizing committee at the festival’s open ceremony on Thursday.

Guests try Vietnamese traditional wine made from rice at the festival. Photo: Nghi Vu/Tuoi Tre
Guests try Vietnamese traditional wine made from rice at the festival. Photo: Nghi Vu / Tuoi Tre

There are booths from Vietnamese units showcasing domestic products such as black garlic, vermicelli, and Thai Nguyen tea, and more.

A Vietnamese booth featuring black garlic at the festival. Photo: Nghi Vu/Tuoi Tre
A Vietnamese booth featuring black garlic at the festival. Photo: Nghi Vu / Tuoi Tre

Tran Thi Giang Hao, deputy director of Quang Minh Agricultural Seed Company, expressed her wish to contribute to promoting Vietnamese products to more people.

Her company has collaborated with the organizing committee to introduce tea and noodle products from local producers at the event.

The festival also sees international culinary representatives presenting exquisite dishes from Thailand, India, France, the Middle East, and other countries.

"I really appreciate these kinds of events to introduce Arab culture, Arab people, and Arab food to the Vietnamese," Badeh Allhama, owner of Arab food booth Al-sham, said.

His booth offers a variety of typical Arab dishes such as grape leaf rolls, hummus, and fried rice served with different sauces.

Festival-goers visit an Arab food booth named Al-sham. Photo: Nghi Vu/Tuoi Tre
Festival-goers visit an Arab food booth Al-sham. Photo: Nghi Vu / Tuoi Tre

The Five Continents Food Festival at Phu Tho Gymnasium in District 11 is expected to attract more than 50,000 visitorswho are both locals and tourists.

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