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Festival introduces traditional snacks of Vietnam

Friday, April 08, 2022, 14:01 GMT+7
Festival introduces traditional snacks of Vietnam
Snacks made from mung beans and shaped to resemble different kinds of fruits are displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The Traditional Southern Snack Festival is taking place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from Thursday to April 11, displaying hundreds of traditional snacks from various localities across Vietnam.

Nearly 100 different kinds of Vietnam's traditional snacks that are not only esthetically pleasing but also mouth-watering are being offered to visitors from 200 booths at the festival, which is in its ninth edition and centered around 'Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Southern Snacks.”

Its opening ceremony was held at the Binh Thuy District Square in Binh Thuy Ward of Can Tho City on Thursday, marking the return of the annual food fest that had been suspended for two years due to COVID-19.

'Banh bo thot not' (steamed palm sugar rice cake) are displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

'Banh bo thot not' (steamed palm sugar rice cakes) are displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The festival is part of a series of cultural and tourism events being organized in Binh Thuy District, Can Tho, including the inauguration of the Hung Kings Temple and the third national festival of Don Ca Tai Tu, a traditional musical art of southern Vietnam.

In addition to traditional snacks, many stalls displayed and introduced raw materials and baking tools to make them.

Artisans and snack makers also participated in a cake making competition.

The number of visitors to the festival was estimated to reach thousands on its first day.

Cakes are displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Snacks are displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A type of traditional cake is displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A rice snack served with sliced coconut is sold at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Cakes are displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Snacks are displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A Cham ethnic woman makes traditional cakes at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

A Cham ethnic woman makes traditional pancakes at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

‘Banh trang nuong,’ which is dubbed as Vietnamese-style pizza, is grilled at a stall at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Banh trang nuong,’ which is dubbed Vietnamese-style pizza, is grilled at a stall at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

‘Banh duc’ (rice cake cooked with lime juice) is displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

‘Banh duc’ (plain rice flans) are displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Khmer ethnic people’s ‘banh ong’ (cylinder-shaped cake) is displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Khmer ethnic people’s ‘banh ong’ (cylinder-shaped cakes) are displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

‘Com dep’ made from sticky rice, shredded coconut and coconut juice is displayed at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

‘Com dep’ made from sticky rice, shredded coconut, and coconut juice is displayed at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Artisans and cake makers participate in a competition on making traditional cakes at the Traditional Southern Cake Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Artisans and cake makers participate in a competition on making traditional snacks at the Traditional Southern Snack Festival in Can Tho City, Vietnam, April 7, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

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