Pho festival to open in mid-March in Nam Dinh

(VOVWORLD) -The Pho (Noodle) Festival 2024 will be held from March 15-17 in the northern province of Nam Dinh – the birthplace of renowned Pho Co.
Pho festival to open in mid-March in Nam Dinh  - ảnh 1Pho (Rice noodle) Festival 2024 to be held from March 15-17 in Nam Dinh (Photo: VNA)

With the theme "Journey of Vietnamese Pho," the festival aims to honour and preserve a long-standing craft, which is rich in cultural values and diverse in variations of Vietnamese people, from 'pho' in Hanoi, Nam Dinh, and Ho Chi Minh City to those with regional characteristics such as ‘pho’ made from maize of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and ‘pho’ made from artichoke in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong. More specifically, dossiers are being prepared to make it in the list of world intangible cultural heritages.

This year, the festival will comprise more than 50 stalls, offering about 15,000-20,000 bowls of ‘pho’ served by exchanging coupons. Each coupon is equivalent to one bowl at any stall, all priced at 15,000 VND (0.61 USD).

Le Thi Thiet, Chairwoman of the Culinary Culture Association of Nam Dinh province, said, “The highlight of the Pho Festival is that we are honoring the craft villages that make pho from rice and recreating the paddy fields and rice grains that can be preserved and passed down to make delicious, unique Vietnamese pho. In the international market there are many types of vermicelli and noodles, but Vietnamese pho made from rice is one of the special interests of international businesses.”

Main activities include a "Journey of Vietnamese Pho” performance demonstrating the ancient ‘pho’ making process of Van Cu craft village, a seminar discussing the profession from the past to the present, and cooking a record pot of this dish.