|Vietnamese people in hanbok costume at the festival in 2015. — Photo vietnammoi.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The 10th South Korean Culture & Food Festival will begin on November 30 offering festival-goers a chance to enjoy food and music performances by popular artists from South Korea and Việt Nam.
The three-day event includes a wide range of activities such as cooking classes, a gameshow and raffles. More than 100 booths will be there to satisfy Korean food lovers, with dishes from Gangwon, Jeonbuk and Hamyang.
Gangwon Province is the largest producer of potatoes and best quality buckwheat in South Korea.
Eighteen dancers from the Gangwon Traditional Art Troupe will perform for the first time to mark the 10th year of the festival in Hà Nội. The dancers will perform arirang music and drum dances at 6pm on December 1.
Korean restaurants in Hà Nội will show visitors how kimchi and other Korean food are made while Vietnamese-Korean families will demonstrate how Vietnamese cuisine is prepared.
South Korean artists Haha, Skull and Byul will be there to get the atmosphere going. Byul is known mostly for her ballads. She was discovered by singer-songwriter Park Jin Young when she had the opportunity to sing for him at one of his fan-meetings, and is currently signed under Spring Entertainment.
Her song I Think I Love You was used as the theme song for the South Korean television drama Full House which was a hit internationally. The drama is one of the most popular in Việt Nam. The festival will see performances by Haha and Skull for the second time. Haha is an actor, presenter and stand-up comedian.
Vietnamese artists NIT and dance troup Lotus will perform at the festival. Lotus performed at the final round of the K-Pop Festival in South Korea. — VNS
|The South Korea Culture & Food Festival opening ceremony in 2016. — Photo vietnammoi.vn|