A two-volume artbook featuring popular streetfood in ​Hanoi and specialities in different regions. (Photo courtesy of Tre (Youth) Publishing House)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The Vietnamese version of a two-volume art book featuring popular street food in Hanoi and specialities in different regions has been put up for sale nationwide.

Compiled by writer Nguyen Truong Quy and painter Dang Hong Quan, the book comprises colourful and humorous drawings of food. A short introduction and “where to eat” guide are also featured.

The English version of the book will be released early next year.

Two volumes Le La Qua Vat (Street food in Hanoi) and An Qua Xuyen Viet (Street food Nationwide) are now on sale at 115,000 VND (5 USD) each.

 “Various traditional cultural values have declined in modern society,” said Quan. “I want to preserve them. Cuisine and street food are one of the best attractions for tourists.

“We want to introduce the signature food of Vietnam, which can’t be mistaken with dishes from other nations.”

Nguyen Thi Minh Thai, PhD of art, highly recommended people, especially foreign tourists, to read the book because the pictures helped overcome the language barrier.-VNA