|The ASEAN Food and Cultural Festival on September 29 was held by the HCM City’s Women Union to celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. — VNS Photo An Phương|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The Executive Committee of the HCM City’s Women Union organised a Food and Cultural Festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) today.
The event, held at the Women’s Cultural House in District 7, was attended by the chairwoman of the city’s Women Union, Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Bích, deputy chairman of the city’s Fatherland Front, Nguyễn Thành Trung, and representatives from the Consulate Generals of attending ASEAN members.
In addition to ASEAN fashion and music performances, a competition was held to explore the cuisines of ASEAN members.
Ten teams from 24 provinces and four armed-forces units were required to present a traditional dish of one ASEAN-member country that they had randomly selected.
Each team, which had to dress up in traditional costumes that represented their chosen country, had five minutes to present, according to the organiser.
Some of the dishes included Myanmar’s grilled pork, Singapore’s stir-fried rice vermicelli, Brunei’s rice cake with grilled meat and satay sauce, Indonesia’s fried chicken with turmeric, Thailand’s tom yum soup, Malaysia’s shrimp curry and Việt Nam’s spring rolls, among others. – VNS