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A lively world food tour in Hanoi
Updated at Sunday, 09 Dec 2018, 15:49
Despite cold weather and light rain, Hanoi warmed up last weekend with the 2018 International Food Festival, which offered signature dishes from countries across the world and from all regions of Vietnam as well as cultural performances.  

This was the fifth annual cultural – charity fund-raising event, hosted by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign embassies in Hanoi, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), provincial departments of foreign affairs, and local businesses showcased and sold their typical foods, beverages and souvenirs at more than 130 booths.

From early morning, foreign ambassadors joined the “Master Chef” competition, experiencing how to make summer rolls to the South Vietnam style.

The festival is a chance for nationals to exchange culture and enhance mutual understanding as well as to promote Vietnam’s tourism to international visitors through embassies and foreign cultural centers.

It is also a charity fund-raising event with the participation of organizations and individuals. Nearly VND2 billion (US$85,000) has been raised to help people with disabilities, orphans, poor women and needy people in Vietnam.

 
The event was packed with people eager to taste international food
The event was packed with people eager to taste international food
Ambassadors
Ambassadors join Master Chef Competition
Swiss cakes
Swiss cakes
Swiss salad
Swiss salad
Belarusian products
Belarusian products
Greek olive oil
Greek olive oil
Vietnamese cuisine also present
Vietnamese cuisine also present
Typical fruits from South Vietnam
Typical fruits from South Vietnam
Grapefruit and dragon fruit from South Vietnam
Grapefruit and dragon fruit from South Vietnam
Food from the UAE
Food from the UAE
African food
African food
Havana Club rum and Mojito - signature drink of Cuba
Havana Club rum and Mojito - signature drink of Cuba
Products from Bulgaria
Products from Bulgaria
Cute Belarusian dolls for sale
Cute Belarusian dolls for sale
Children draw paintings at the ActionAid booth
Children draw paintings at the ActionAid booth
A corner of ASEAN countries
A corner of ASEAN countries
Products from Timor Lester
Products from Timor Lester
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