Update: 10:25 | 23/06/2022
Vietnam is seeking to promote more of its beloved national cuisine to international tourists, according to a project announced by the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association (VCCA).
This year, VCCA will collect information on 300 typical Vietnamese dishes and and among those, select 100 special dishes for promotion abroad.
The selection process will be conducted by the Professional Council of the VCCA, and will include consultations with the general public through press and social media channels.
Experts explore culinary culture through typical and unique dishes of different regions.
President of the VCCA La Quoc Khanh said that the selection of 100 Vietnamese dishes will be a first step in a broader plan to promote the country's culinary culture.
The association also plans to build a database of 1,000 Vietnamese dishes by 2024 as part of creating a Vietnamese cuisine museum in Hue.
In late March, the association conducted surveys to find out the best local foods in the five northern provinces and cities of Nam Dinh, Ha Nam, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho and Ha Noi, with the participation of food artisans such as Phan Gia Ton Hien, Ho Dac Thieu Anh, Nguyen Thi Hien and Le Thi Thiet.
From this data, VCCA will select typical and unique dishes with high popularity from different regions to promote Vietnamese cuisine to the wider world.