Traditional cuisine of Japan will be showcased at“Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine introduction” programme.(Photo: baocongthuong.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A “Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine introduction” programme will be held at the Children Palace, Hanoi from March 23-25, as part of activities to celebrate 45 years of bilateral ties this year.

The event features 21 food stalls categorised in three zones: Vietnamese food, Japanese food and a common zone showcasing tea brewing.

Visitors to the programme will be able to taste dishes from Vietnam and Japan like ramen, soba, yakisoba, sushi, pho (noodles served with beef or chicken in a hot bow of broth), bun thang (rice vermicelli served with shredded chicken, pork and fried egg), chung cake, nem ran (spring roll) and banh cuon (rice pancakes wrapped with meat), among others.

Also, an exhibition of 30 sakura trees and 10,000 sakura branches at Ly Thai To Garden by Hoan Kiem Lake from March 23-26 will be held.

Other cultural events include chess, Kendama folk games and Yosakoi dance performance, and Vietnamese traditional arts like ca tru (ceremonial singing), hat xam (blind busker singing) and folk dances.-VNA