VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City will host the ASEAN food festival this weekend to boost cultural exchanges and strengthen the friendship that exists among ASEAN member states.
Ho Xuan Lam, vice president of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations, emphasised that the consulates of the bloc’s members will introduce typical dishes and food catering services from their countries at the event.
The festival will offer local residents the opportunity to sample a range of delicious dishes from famous restaurants of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia at food courts erected along Le Loi road in District 1 at an affordable price, Lam added.
There will be a wide range of cultural activities to held during the festival, including an art exchange night made up of ASEAN member countries, a programme to introduce culinary arts, street art performances, and a barista art show.
The festival is part of activities to be held to welcome the 4th Congress of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations and ASEAN’s 55th founding anniversary this year.