Hoi An international food fest promises a feast

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Cao lau, a famous noodle dish of the ancient town of Hoi An in central Vietnam. Photo: Giang Vu Cao lau, a famous noodle dish of the ancient town of Hoi An in central Vietnam. Photo: Giang Vu

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Tourists visiting Hoi An will have a chance to enjoy a great feast as the ancient town in central Vietnam plans to host its first international food festival from March 14.
The week-long culinary saga will have a wide variety of food prepared by local chefs and 13 foreign chefs. One of the highlights is the “Tasting tour with world chefs” event.
Restaurants in the town will also be redecorated to celebrate the festival. Participating restaurants include Du Thuyen, Rau Muong Xanh, Lua, Xoai 1, Xoai 2, Vuon Hai San, Vi Que, Hai Ca phe, Tam Tam, Vinh Hung, Chez Marcel and Seedling.
Famous local dishes such as mi Quang and cao lau noodles, rice with chicken and other delicacies will certainly be featured. 
“Hoi An’s culinary scene is one of the major attractions itself. The festival will be a good time to further promote the town's tourism,” said Vo Phung, director of Hoi An Culture and Sports Center.
The UNESCO heritage site was listed among the Top 25 Travelers’ Choice Asia Destinations on TripAdvisor.
The festival will take place in the town’s old quarter and the Statue Garden until March 20.
 Tourists enjoy tau hu (soft tofu), a dish made of soya beans and served with sugar syrup and ginger slices, on a street in Hoi An. Photo: Hua Xuyen Huynh

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