Festival honours Hue culture and tourism
(National Times)- The former imperial city of Hue’s music, handicrafts, cuisine and tourism will be on display during a programme entitled “Hue Culture and Tourism Days in Hanoi” taking place on December 13-16 at the Hanoi Opera House.
The event aims to honour the uniqueness of Hue culture and introduce the city’s tourism potential. It’s a chance to present Hue’s image and products to Hanoians as well as international tourists.
Highlights of Hue cuisine will be introduced including bun bo Hue (a fragrant beef soup, with fresh rice vermicelli noodles), cha gio (spring rolls), com hen (rice served with little clams), and various kinds of Hue cakes and che Hue (sweet puddings).
The food will be cooked by leading chefs and served at 12 traditional wooden houses brought from Hue to Hanoi with aim to bring customers a feeling of dishes in Hue. The culinary booths will be open all day to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for eaters.
During the four-day event, handicrafts like lanterns, kites, flutes and specialities of Hue including mam tom chua (fermented sour shrimp paste), me xung (sweet candy made of malt, sesame and peanuts) will be introduced.
Hue folk songs and lyrical melodies will be performed at a special concert entitled "Winter in Hue" on December 14-16.
The Minstry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided to organise a series of programmes introducing culture and arts of localities nationwide at the Hanoi Opera House. The Hue Culture and Tourism Days event is the first among them.