A Chinese-style restaurant at Chợ Lớn (Big Market) in HCM City’s District 5. — Photo courtesy of Outbox Consulting
HCM CITY — HCM City’s District 5 has begun a project called the Chợ Lớn Food Story to promote the local culinary quintessence and culture.
District authorities have hired tourism consulting firm Outbox Consulting to carry out the project with a focus on cuisine in Chợ Lớn (Big Market) to attract both local and foreign tourists and also the city’s residents.
Known as a paradise for food lovers, Chợ Lớn is home to countless eateries that offer a bewildering range of foods bequeathed by local people’s ancestors.
They range from eateries in small alleyways to luxurious settings.
In Chợ Lớn, visitors can enjoy unique Vietnamese and Chinese foods from early morning to late at night.
Hủ tiếu (noodle soup), mì vịt tiềm (stewed duck noodle soup), xá xíu (char siu pork), vịt quay (roasted duck), xôi gà (sticky rice chicken), dumplings, and chè (sweet soup) are among the most popular dishes here.
The project includes four main activities: food fairs, murals conveying stories about Chợ Lớn’s cuisine, making a photo book, and shooting videos.
Intriguing stories about individual dishes and chefs will be narrated to visitors throughout the event.
Locals and culinary and cultural experts will vote for 10 typical dishes of Chợ Lớn.
The project is expected to go on until the end of this year. — VNS