Vietnam's first Japanese Food Museum opened on Wednesday at a shopping center in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh.
Visitors can now peruse a series of plastic food models accompanied by explanation panels featuring the names and ingredients of each dish. The museum will also serve examples of the food.
On Wednesday, a traditional Kagami Biraki or “Breaking open a sake cask” was performed at the museum's opening at the Aeon Mall in Tan Phu District.
The Consul General of Japan, Yagabe Yoshinori, was among the honored guests of the opening ceremony, which also kicked off a 6-month Japanese food festival here.
The opening ceremony of the Japanese Food Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: T.N.
Locals can enjoy traditional Japanese dishes like sashimi and various kinds of noodles, at many locations around the city from now until February.
Two Japanese food expos will be held in the Aeon Mall, from September 13-14 and at Sushi Bar locations during the months of September and November.
Renowned Vietnamese cook Nguyen Thi Dieu Thao will participate at the expos and present dishes that combine the two countries’ cooking styles.