Food fest to mark Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year

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The Japanese consulate will celebrate Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year with delicious food from that country at the Oishi Nippon Fair in Ho Chi Minh City next week.

Tokyo Town restaurant at 188 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street in District 3, will be venue for the event every evening from the 24th to the 28th.

One of the city's most famous Japanese restaurants will offer 10 dishes and four beverages including seafood roll with mayonnaise, Japanese fried egg, bacon wrapped asparagus and sausage, oden (a winter dish consisting of several ingredients like boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku, and processed fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth), seafood mix, udon salad, isobe maki (seaweed-wrapped roasted sticky rice), Kinako Mochi (mochi coated with soy flour), sanma fish baked with salt and sanma sushi.

All of them will be made by Vietnamese chefs at Tokyo Town who are trained to cook Japanese cuisine.
Since the program will also mark the 40th year of bilateral diplomatic ties, it will roll out the red carpet to Vietnamese guests.

Every table with a Vietnamese guest will be served two free dishes they can choose from the menu along with one beverage.

The Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year will continue with a series of cultural, sports, and educational activities held in the city through the year. 


Japanese delicacies will also be on offer at the Food & Hotel Vietnam 2013, Vietnam's foremost food and hospitality trade event, now in its seventh year.

To be held from April 24 to 26 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, it will have a booth where many Japanese dishes will be made and displayed. Visitors will be invited to try some of them.
Also at the exhibition, Japanese chefs will take part in the fifth Vietnam Culinary Challenge organized by the Saigon Professional Chefs Guild to present cooking techniques.

The event, which made its debut in 2006, has become a prestigious and highly regarded competition for Vietnam's culinary community, giving Vietnamese chefs the opportunity for wide exposure to international audiences.

The Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center is located at 799 Hoang VanThai Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC.

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