Saigontourist Group applies a 10% discount for customers who buy tickets to attend “Saigontourist Group 2023 Food and Culture Festival”, before 5:00 p.m. on April 17.
The event, organized by the Saigon Tourism Corporation (Saigontourist Group), will be open for service at 4pm-22pm daily, continuously from April 20-23 at Van Thanh Tourist Area. In which, on April 22 and 23 (Saturday, Sunday) there is an increased lunch capacity, at 10am – 2pm.
According to the representative of the Organizing Committee, in order to honor the culinary culture of the 3 regions, the member units representing 4-5 star hotels, resorts and restaurants belonging to Saigontourist Group in Ho Chi Minh City and many localities will bring At the festival, there are more than 350 typical dishes and drinks, demonstrated through the skills of experienced chefs.
The festival’s space is arranged into 3 areas North, Central and South, gathering over 40 food stalls of units of Saigontourist Group nationwide. Diners will enjoy hundreds of dishes selected from different regions, prepared by famous chefs at 5-star hotels belonging to Saigontourist Group in Ho Chi Minh City and a number of provinces across the country.
Besides, the festival has the presence of units from Ben Tre province, Tay Ninh province, Vietnam Airlines. The festival also introduces the quintessence of traditional crafts associated with food, performances of many traditional art forms, and folk games.
As part of the culinary line of nostalgic dishes, the children of the North will have the opportunity to try again Hanoi-style bun cha, Ho Tay shrimp cakes, crab spring rolls, Tra Co crab rolls, hummus, grilled pork rolls. Lo river, vermicelli with shrimps, a dish of the Northwest and Northeast highlanders, or a rustic white sticky rice with sesame salt.
Meanwhile, food lovers in the Central region will not be able to ignore Quang noodles, steamed scad with rice paper rolls, Cao Lau with pork belly, stir-fried mussels with rice paper, sticky rice with banda, “king oysters” Con Co, fish Tuna with fresh seafood from many provinces, Hue dishes, Central Highlands dishes, Da Lat snacks…
Those who are passionate about Southern cuisine will have the opportunity to explore the dishes of vermicelli, vermicelli, bacon, banh cuon, banh xeo with coconut tofu, vermicelli with fish and pineapple, papaya salad with pig ears and shrimp; delicious Saigon – Cho Lon, western river, Tay Ninh, Ben Tre. Or diners will enjoy toys with snail dishes, pigeon sticky rice, and “oil lamp” duck seeds.
In particular, in the Southern area, this year’s festival also has a cluster of spaces that recreate 20 old Saigon houses, a rack serving coffee, and the unique style of enjoying coffee of old Saigon people. The organizers also arrange mobile cars to sell street food.
“Introducing to the public attending the festival, we will explore and select dishes that converge both typical elements, regional standards, many memorable dishes when recalling old memories, or dishes. The festival also arranges a vegetarian stall to serve foodies with many unique vegetarian dishes”, a representative of the Organizing Committee shared.
Although the main focus is on food, the festival also integrates many more activities such as art performances, cultural exchanges, folk games, and re-enactments of traditional craft villages for guests to enjoy. The performances of Quan Ho, Hue songs, Don ca tai tu, monkey dance, Chhay Dam drum performance by Khmer artisans, then singing in the Northwest… make the festival’s space more vibrant and colorful. regional culture.
The model of craft villages recreated at the festival is also one of the interesting activities, allowing visitors to see with their own eyes many artisans performing their long-standing crafts such as cooking wine, making tofu, vermicelli, etc. puff pastry, candy, folk cake, knitting bamboo, conical hat, sedge mat weaving, pottery making.
Participating in the festival, guests who buy entrance tickets with coupons attached to use the service, with a package price of 200,000 VND per adult, accompanying children will be free. In particular, the Organizing Committee applies a discount of 10% for customers who buy tickets before 5pm on April 17. Limited number of pre-sale tickets.