HCM City hosts southern food, fruit fests

Last update: 15:56 | 26/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – A wide range of fruits from the southern region will be on display for three months at the 13th Southern Fruit Festival, starting from June 1 at Suoi Tien Theme Park.


Sweets for southerners: Around 100 kinds of che (pudding) and banh (cake) are served at the annual Am Thuc Dat Phuong Nam (Southern Land Cuisine) Festival, which opened on Wednesday (May 24) at Dam Sen Park in HCM City’s District 11. — Photo: VNA/VNS 

The annual event aims to promote delicious fresh fruits and the art of fruit decoration as well as honour farmers’ creativity and work.

A floating market of more than 20 boats will sell 150 species of fruit at prices 20-30 per cent lower than market prices.

Visitors at four-star and five-star hotels in HCM City will be invited to savour fresh fruits or juices during Vietnamese Fruit Week from June 1-11.

During the week, local fruit specialties will be discounted by 20 per cent at commercial centres, supermarkets and fruit stores.

And during the summer, there will be displays of precious and rare fruits, giant fruits, cultural and art performances, and fruit decoration contests  

The event, co-organised by the city’s departments of Tourism, Agriculture and Rural Development, Industry and Trade, and the Suoi Tien Culture-Tourism Corporation will last until the end of August.

On Wednesday, the annual Am Thuc Dat Phuong Nam (Southern Land Cuisine) Festival opened at Dam Sen Park in HCM City’s District 11.

The five-day event features more than 70 booths offering 250 dishes and 100 types of Vietnamese puddings and cakes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of the city’s Tourism Department, said the festival was a good opportunity for travel firms and provincial tourism agencies to promote tourism activities to local and foreign visitors.   

A ticket to the festival, which is VND250,000 (US$11), entitles the visitor to food items. 


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