The seventh edition of the southern folk cake festival is taking place in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho City from April 25- 29 with the aim of preserving and promoting the culinary cultural value and southern traditional cakes.
The festival offers a chance for participating businesses to expand their cooperation and promote their images and brands to customers.
This year’s event attracted 200 stands showcasing a wide variety of folk cakes, food and drinks, specialities, and cake making materials of exhibitors from 20 provinces and cities nationwide and from other countries like Japan, France, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Addressing the opening ceremony on April 25, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Tam said the annual festival, which is held in Can Tho during the third lunar month, has become a special feature of Can Tho City and is a culinary cultural highlight in the region.
Through the festival, the city promotes proud images of the southern land, people, and culture to visitors, and introduces special cakes, helping to preserve and promote the gastronomic cultural value of the southern people and gradually develop national brands, said Mr Tam.