Vietnam’s food map to introduce 126 delicious dishes from 63 provinces

Thursday, 31/08/2023 15:31
A food festival to honour Vietnamese culinary culture will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from October 20 – 22 to unveil Vietnam’s culinary map with a record of 126 delicious dishes from 63 provinces across the country.
The model of the first  Vietnam’s culinary map (Source: Lotus University)

Foreign visitors enjoy street foods at Hanoi's night market. (Photo:

The event will be organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association and organisations to highlight the culinary profession in the lead-up to the World Chef's Day on October 20 and to set a national record for the culinary map.

Visitors can taste a variety of regional specialties by chefs from five-star hotels and artisans of Ho Chi Minh City and localities across the country.

Addressing the press conference on August 29 to unveil the function, Nguyen Thi Khanh, president of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, emphasised that Vietnamese cuisine has been increasingly popular among international friends thanks to its numerous delicacies.

Several local dishes have been introduced at international culinary competitions, helping to elevate Vietnamese cuisine’s image on the world culinary map, she added.

The festival, which is anticipated to attract 50,000 visitors, will help promote cuisine and tourism of both Ho Chi Minh City and the country to the wider world, she noted.

The first food map of Vietnam made from typical dishes of all the 63 provinces and cities was introduced in April 2022. The 20-metre S-shaped map was created with dishes prepared by 50 contestants of the competition’s various editions and chefs in all regions of Vietnam./.

Compiled by BTA