Japanese culinary festival kicks off in HCM City

A Japanese culinary festival is taking place at the Windsor Plaza Hotel in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, creating an opportunity for food connoisseurs to gain hands-on experience in the Japanese culinary art and cultural traits.

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Japanese food lovers will get lost in the world of sushi, sashimi, tempura, chawanmushi, and cupcakes with abundant tastes and colors, prepared by two Japanese guest chefs de cuisine - Yosuke Suzuki and Takeshi Yamada, the latter having served as head chef at the Japanese embassies in France and the Czech Republic.

The festival is highlighted by a traditional rice cake Mochi pounding ceremony, one of the long-established rituals made by the Japanese on the first day of the New Year to pray for luck, good health and prosperity.

Furthermore, gastronomers have a chance to watch Japanese-style dance shows every night and buy traditional Japanese handicrafts, fashion items and dried food during the festival.

A lucky draw will be organized on the final night, with a grand prize of two return flights to one of four major Japanese cities – Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya or Fukuoka, sponsored by JTB, a leading Japanese travel firm.

Saigon Times

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