Food lovers crowded a stall at the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Food Culture Festival, the first of its kind, had served close to 70,000 visitors during its 4-day course at Thong Nhat Park from October 11 to 14.

The festival reproduced the cultural spaces of craft villages associated with typical Hanoi dishes such as pho Hanoi (Hanoi noodle soup), banh cuon Thanh Tri (Thanh Tri steamed rice pancakes), com Me Tri and Phu Do (Me Tri and Phu Do young sticky rice), and gio cha Uoc Le (Uoc Le steamed pork paste).

According to To Van Dong, Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, 81 local dishes were made available at the event, which was expected to contribute to promote Hanoi’s intangible cultural heritage and preserve cultural values.

During the event, visitors could watch how the dishes were made and what types of traditional cooking tools were used during these processes.

They were also treated to traditional games and cultural performances.-VNA