Food and Culture Festival to connect Vietnam and Korea

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Vietnam-Korea Gastronomy & Culture Festival 2011 will be held in Hanoi on November 26 and 27, the Vietnamplus newswire reported on Friday.

The event, co-held by the Embassy of South Korea in Vietnam, Department of Korean Tourism, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is among several activities to celebrate the 19th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The-two-day event will include food booths, an exhibition and sales area, outdoor areas and a lottery.

Eleven dishes from Korea, including Kimchi, Bulgogi, and Tteokbokki, plus pho (Vietnamese noodle), bun cha (Grilled Pork Noodle Soup), and cha gio (fried minced pork roll) from Vietnam will be featured at the two-day festival.

Admission to the festival is free. Each portion of three Korean dishes will be priced at VND10,000.

In addition, performances of Taekwondo, lion dances, photography, games for couples, shopping, and K-pop, will be presented at the event, to be held at the Vietnam Agriculture Exhibition Center, 2 Hoang Quoc Viet Street.

According to the organizers, all proceeds -- projected at US$16,000, double the proceeds from last year's festival -- will support needy children in Vietnam.

The event aims to connect the cultures as well as to enhance the friendship between South Korea and Vietnam.

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