12/04/2019 - 22:18

Southern Folk Cakes Festival 2019 opens in Can Tho 

Hundreds of kinds of southern traditional cakes will be introduced at the event. Ảnh: DUY KHÔI
The 8th Southern Folk Cakes Festival themed “Taste of Southern Vietnam” opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 12.
The event is organised every year on the occasion of the Hung Kings’ death anniversary (10th day of the third lunar month). It aims to preserve the traditional culinary art, promote local cake trademarks, and expand markets for the local products.
More than 220 food stalls of cake artisans and businesses from Can Tho City and 18 provinces and cities in the region join in the festival.
As many as 100 stalls will present traditional cakes, and the remaining will introduce regional specialties and cake-making products from the support industry.
Other stalls will display dishes from Japan, South Korea, India, Italy, France, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Visitors will have a chance to taste many delicious cakes, such as bánh tét (a cylindrical glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste and pork), and bánh ú (small glutinous pyramid shape cake). Ảnh: DUY KHÔI
Highlights of the festival include a cake-offering ceremony at the Tan An communal house in Ninh Kieu District, cake-making demonstrations, stalls with chè (sweet soup) and traditional cakes from ethnic groups living in the delta, and a traditional cake-making contest.
Taking place at the Can Tho Trade, Investment Promotion and Exhibition Centre (108A Le Loi Street, Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City), the festival offers free admission and is expected to attract 700,000 visitors.
The event will last until April 16.
Đăng Huỳnh (Translated by H.V)