Chef Aldo Vargas demonstrates the cooking of Peru's dishes (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A Peruvian gastronomy week will provide visitors with useful information and the best experience about the culture of the South American country when it takes place in Hanoi from September 21-27.

Luis Tsuboyama, Chargé d’affaires at the Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam, said the week is held on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic ties (November 14, 1994) and Peru’s organisation of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in November.

The Peruvian cuisine promotion week, the second of its kind in Vietnam, aims to popularise the country’s culinary culture and beauties among local people through various activities such as a cuisine festival, a painting exhibition, a workshop on Peru’s tourism and farm produce, and a music and fashion show.

Notably, a seminar will give attendants an insight into the special potato variety of Peru and offer them dishes made from this potato. Products typical for the country will also be displayed at a painting exhibition.

The week is held by the Peruvian Embassy, Vietnam’s military-run telecommunication group Viettel, and Vietnamese companies with activities related to Peruvian goods.

Luis Tsuboyama said trade between Peru and Vietnam has grown strongly in recent years, from 40 million USD in 2005 to over 395 million USD in 2015.

Viettel and the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) are running profitable projects in Peru, whose AJE Group and Aqua Expeditions are operating in beverage and tourism industries in the Southeast Asian nation, he added.-VNA