HA NOI (VNS) – Vietnamese foodies will have the chance to sample several signature Korean foods when the 2013 Korean Food Fair kicks off in the capital city on Thursday.
With the slogan "Fun F-Food, Your Friend", the event aims to introduce popular Korean foods to Vietnamese consumers.
The event is being organised by the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) to help the entry of Korean food into the ASEAN market.
"We hope the fair will give a positive impression of Korean food by showing premium goods to Vietnamese people," said aT director, Kim Jae-soo.
The event will also feature a customer conference gathering more than 80 importers and distributors from the ASEAN region as well as Korean exporters at the Grand Plaza Ha Noi Hotel on Thursday and Friday.
An exhibition will also showcase food and beverage products from around 30 Korean companies.
Korean chefs will prepare a feast presenting the best of Korean cuisine, including braised chicken with ginseng, braised beef short ribs, and traditional cakes on Friday night.
To round out the display of Korean culture, a fashion show will show off traditional Korean hanbok on the night.
The food fair will also see several outdoor activities taking place at the Thong Nhat Park on the weekend, where visitors can enjoy musical and comedic performances from Korean bands, as well as traditional dances performed by students of the Korean International School in Ha Noi.
Younger visitors will be able to enjoy a food-themed 3D painting exhibition or join several Korean folk games.
Earlier, a similar event was organised in Shanghai in June, and will take place in New York in October and Hong Kong in November. – VNS