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3/8/2018 10:33:04 AM

Southern Traditional Cake Festival returns to Can Tho next month

(VNF) - The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will host the seventh Southern Traditional Cake Festival from April 25th-29th, said the local People’s Committee on March 7th.

Themed “Origin of the homeland cake”, the festival will feature 100 stalls displaying a wide range of cakes originated in southern region. Meanwhile, the remaining 100 stalls will showcase staples of other localities across the nation.

The fifth Southern Traditional Cake Festival 2016. (Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism)

The festival will seek to introduce visitors to the region's traditional cakes like banh tet, a cylindrical glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste and pork fat; banh u, a small, pyramidal glutinous rice cake; banh tet la cam, a cylindrical violet glutinous rice cake; banh xeo, a rice pancake with shrimp; and banh bo dua, a coconut-flavoured sponge cake.

More than 160,000 visitors are expected to participate in the event.

According to Le Van Tam, Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee and head of the festival’s organising board, the event aims to introduce the south’s traditional cuisines to both domestic and foreign visitors.

Activities held within the event include a traditional cake making competition and performance, a singing contest on southern cuisine and cakes and a conference on traditional cake preserving and packaging technology.

Relevant authorities in the city must work to ensure social order, food security and environmental hygiene, Tam noted./.

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