|Southern flavour: More than 100 southern dishes are on offer at the Southern Land Cuisine Festival, including nem nuong (grilled pork patties), banh xeo (rice pancakes), oc nuong tieu (snail grilled with pepper), chao vit (duck porridge) and sweet soups. — VNS Photo An Hieu
HCM CITY (VNS)— More than 100 booths of 60 food and beverage enterprises from 14 cities and provinces are showcasing local specialty dishes at the Am Thuc Dat Phuong Nam (Southern Land Cuisine) Festival that opened on Thursday at Dam Sen Park in HCM City's District 11.
The four-day event introduces cuisine of the southern region as well as central and Central Highlands regions.
More than 100 southern dishes made with local materials and recipes are on offer, including nem nuong (grilled pork patties), banh xeo (rice pancakes), oc nuong tieu (snail grilled with pepper), chao vit (duck porridge) and sweet soups.
Demonstrations of cooking and bartending along with food garnishing and vegetable and fruit carving are part of the event.
Gong performances from the Central Highlands and don ca tai tu (southern amateur music) are also held.
The event is co-organised by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the HCM City Tourism Association and Phu Tho Tourism and Service Company. — VNS