More than 60 restaurants and hotels from over 20 countries and territories are showcasing their special dishes at an international food festival which opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 4.

During the festival, the ninth of its kind, visitors can understand more about the culinary culture of many countries around the world with their plentiful and unique dishes displayed in nearly 100 booths.

The event also features a wide range of attractive activities such as Thai muay performances and programmes to launch new records on traditional Vietnamese pastry and sculptural works on world cultural heritages in Vietnam.

I n addition, visitors have a chance to enjoy over 60 kinds of pastry made by 100 renowned cooks right at the festival.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong said that the event is expected to preserve and promote the culinary culture of Vietnam and other countries in the world.

It will run until December 7.-VNA