|Hội An Town has now been honored by the World Association of Chefs as Việt Nam’s Capital of Culinary Arts and Cuisine. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1999, Hội An Town has now been honored by the World Association of Chefs as Việt Nam’s Capital of Culinary Arts and Cuisine, the government website has announced.
Last year, travel site Lonely Planet dubbed the ancient town in Quảng Nam Province as a global food paradise, while American travel website TripAdvisor chose it as one of the top 10 Asian food destinations in 2011.
Hội An is added culinary diversity to its renowned, well-preserved old buildings. It has become equally known for local specialties like "Bánh Mì Hội An" (Vietnamese baguette), "Mì Quảng" (Quảng-style noodles) and "Bánh Đập" (smashed rice pancakes). — VNS