HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Culinary Conservation, Research and Development Centre was inaugurated in HCM City last week to research into and introduce Vietnamese foods and train chefs for restaurants and hotels, thus supporting tourism development.
Situated at 18 Trương Định Street in District 3, the centre will research into popular food and beverages to introduce the local culinary art to the world.
Studies on vegetarian recipes from the south, coconut jam and banana candy from Bến Tre Province and ginger from Đồng Nai Province are being carried out now.
Chefs and experts will seek to revive and promote traditional dishes.
The centre will hold training courses and contests in food and baking to prepare local chefs to work overseas, and organise exhibitions and fairs to promote Vietnamese cuisine.
According to Nguyễn Thi Khánh, deputy chairwoman of the HCM City Tourism Association, the centre would work with Hà Giang Province to research into spices and dishes from the northern mountains.
A member of the centre won a gold medal at a Street Food Festival in Singapore last month, she added. — VNS