(VOV) - The Southern Cuisine Festival kicked off in Can Tho city on April 29 within the framework of activities to mark the progress of ten years of construction and development in the Mekong Delta region.
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During the festival, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the specialities and traditional dishes of 13 Mekong Delta provinces and Ho Chi Minh City.
A cooking contest between artisans and chefs from Can Tho, An Giang, Long An, Tien Giang, Dong Thap, Hau Giang and Ca Mau provinces is the highlight of the festival and is expected to attract a large number of spectators.
Nguyen Thanh Son, head of the organizing board, said the contest aims to introduce the special features of southern gastronomy and cuisine and create a playing field for chefs to share experiences and learn about different food and new culinary techniques.