5th Southern Cake Festival attracts 18,000 visitors

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A traditional cake seen at the festival in Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta./Courtesy of vnexpress.net
Viet Nam News

CAN THO – The 5th Traditional Southern Cake Festival attracted 18,000 visitors in Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta.

Themed “Southern specialties toward integration”, the annual festival promoted traditional cakes made from rice, sticky rice, their powdered variations, and different types of vegetables typical of southern Vietnam.

The festival featured 150 food stalls, 80 of which were reserved for exhibit and sell around 200 different types of traditional Vietnamese cakes including bánh tét, a cylindrical glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste and pork fat; bánh ú, a small, pyramidal glutinous rice cake; bánh xèo, a rice pancake with shrimp; bánh bò dua, a coconut-flavoured sponge cake; bánh dúc, rice cake made of rice flour and lime juice, and others.

There were 50 stalls reserved for regional specialties and handicrafts, and 20 for introducing special dishes of other countries, like Laos, South Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, France and Italy.

The festival had an area for 20 artisans from Can Tho City and other Mekong Delta provinces to show off their cooking skills.

Lê Thi Bé Bay, an artisan in Bình Thuy District who demonstrated making bánh phu thê (Vietnamese conjugal cake), said, “Though this was not the first time I held a demo, I was still eager to introduce this unique cake to public.”

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