Ha Noi hosts Viet Nam-RoK culinary exchange
Update: Oct 13, 2014
A Viet Nam-Republic of Korea (RoK) culinary festival was held in Ha Noi on October 10 to promote cultural exchange between the two nations.

The festival is one of the activities marking the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi’s Liberation Day and was organized within the framework of the 2014 Ha Noi Traditional Craft Village Festival.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Director of the Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mai Tien Dung pointed out the similarities in culture and culinary tastes between the two nations.

“Many Koreans have cultivated a special fondness for Vietnamese cuisine and find the food in Ha Noi particularly pleasing and tasteful to the palate,” he said.

The Korean homemade plate, Kim Chi (a dish of vegetable pickle), has also become very popular and a favourite of many Vietnamese, he noted.

At the event, an expert from the International Institute for Korean Kim Chi introduced the traditional Korean cuisine to those in attendance, which was also featured by five Korean businesses.