HCM City to host 12th Taste of the World festival hinh anh 1Visitor at 11th Taste of the World festival. (Photo: plo.vn)

HCM City (VNA)Excellent cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries will be introduced at 100 booths at the 12th Taste of the World festival scheduled for January 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event, jointly held by the municipal Department of Tourism and the Vietnam Tourism Association, draws the participation of foreign countries like Denmark, Argentina, Italy and Thailand, the organising board said on January 4.

The booths will be arranged into various zones, including international corner, Vietnamese corner, street food, special corner and entertainment corner.

Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism, said that the event aims to promote Vietnamese specialty and foreign dishes while creating opportunities to promote regional and international friendship and cooperation.

Last year, the event attracted 300,000 visitors.-VNA