HA NOI (Biz Hub) – Several sophisticated handmade products and food specialities will be presented to the public at a spring fair that opens on Saturday in Ha Noi.
The once-valuable food items, which were given as offerings to kings in the past, include sam cam bird (Fulica atra), nine-spur cock, Anh Vu river fish, Vong Village young sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice, Ngu banana, dried longan, Nga Son mat and Van Phuc silk, among many others.
Visitors to the 800-booth fair at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre will also have a chance to sample and purchase hundreds of specialities from every region in the country, including fresh fruit from the Mekong River Delta, Ly Son garlic, Phu Quoc fish sauce and Tan Cuong tea.
Hanoians will also have a chance to enjoy several traditional cultural activities taking place at another spring fair that will open at the Quan Ngua Gymnasium next week.
Demonstrations of different traditional festivals and folk games will be organised at the event, to be held between January 21 and 26.
In addition, craftsmen from traditional villages in Ha Noi will showcase their handmade products. Van Phuc silk, Bat Trang ceramics, Phu Vinh rattan, Quat Dong embroidery, Dinh Cong silverware and Ha Thai lacquerware will be on display.
The fair will also feature famous specialities of Ha Noi such as Hang Duong o mai (salted fruit), Hang Than sweetened young sticky rice cake, Ho Tay shrimp cake, Uoc Le pork paste and La Vong grilled fish.
According to To Van Dong, a representative of the fair's organisers, the Ha Noi Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, the spring fair aims to promote specific cultural features of Ha Noi.
The fair will take place at 30 Van Cao Street. – VNS