|Smorgasbord: Local culinary specialties will be displayed during the Mekong Delta Food Festival in Kiên Giang Province. — Photo ttptdulichcantho.com|Viet Nam News
KIÊN GIANG — Culinary specialties of the Mekong Delta region will be on offer through October 31 at a food festival in An Hòa Park, Rạch Giá City, in the southern province of Kiên Giang.
This year’s Mekong Delta Food Festival was jointly organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Kiên Giang Province People’s Committee.
According to Vũ Văn Thanh, deputy director of Hotel Department, the festival aims to promote cuisine and cultures of the Mekong Delta to domestic and international audiences. The event is also designed to improve co-operation in tourism development within the nation and to create opportunities for cooks nationwide to network and enhance their experience.
A variety of activities will take place during the event, including musical performances, a 52-booth exhibition of cuisine products typical of nine provinces, and a closing ceremony recognising the best decorated booths and those showcasing the most attractive cuisines. — VNS