RoK cuisine popularised among Vietnamese hinh anh 1RoK food at the fair. (Photo:

“Beyond K-Food, On your Table”, the K-Food Fair 2015, has given cuisine aficionados in Vietnam a chance to taste traditional dishes from the Republic of Korea (RoK) during its organisation in Hanoi from September 11-13.

Visitors were offered RoK tea and beverages, confectionary, fresh agricultural products and other outstanding commodities such as Kimchi, a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings.

The fair included a B2B (business-to-business) exhibition which brought together 20 exporters and over 80 food import enterprises from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore in a direct dialogue on promoting RoK agricultural products in foreign countries.

In addition, visitors at the fair enjoyed stellar cooking performances by famous chefs from both countries, including Hoang Minh Nhat, champion of the 2 nd season of Master Chef Vietnam, and Shin Hyo Sub from the RoK.

RoK food exports to Vietnam have risen 6-12 percent in the last three years. Vietnamese people’s understanding of RoK food has also escalated 13 percent annually.

According to the organising board, the K-Food Fair 2015 is scheduled in Jakarta (Indonesia) in October and Chongquing (China) and Dubai (the United Arab Emirates) in November. Earlier, the fair was brought to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Shandong province (China).-VNA