Promoting culinary values ​​in tourism activities

Tuesday, 29/09/2020, 17:31 [GMT+7]

Promoting culinary values ​​in tourism activities

Cuisine is one of the important factors to attract tourists. In the coming time, Khanh Hoa tourism will build tourist products associated with local culinary values.

Memorable dishes

Besides the beauty of natural landscape, one of the attractions to Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa is the cuisine, especially seafood. Interestingly, visitors not only enjoy famous products such as lobsters, king crabs, snails, mussels, groupers but also like very popular dishes.

International visitors are also very interested in exploring Khanh Hoa's cuisine. Before the Covid-19 epidemic, many Chinese tourists had to wait for a long time to enjoy banh can in To Hien Thanh Street. Meanwhile, Korean customers love spring rolls. A lot of cuilinary images have spread to the world through the footsteps of visitors. Le Thi Thanh Thuy - Chef of Evason Ana Mandara Resort in Nha Trang City said that international visitors love Vietnamese cuisine because the dish is low in fat and has lots of vegetables, so it is healthy. In particular, Vietnamese food is very rich, so travelers who loves culinary can discover new dishes every trip.

 

National Food Festival 2019 at Ana Marina
National Food Festival 2019 at Ana Marina

More culinary events needed

Recently, when attending the Congress of Khanh Hoa Hotel Association, Do Thi Hong Xoan – Chairwoman of Vietnam Hotel Association called, “Khanh Hoa tourism needs to uphold local culinary values more in tourism activities. Khanh Hoa has fresh and delicious seafood source, so there should be a culinary event to introduce to visitors. Tourist establishments need to explore and enhance local dishes to introduce to visitors”.

According to Nguyen Thi Le Thanh - Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism, in recent years, promoting local cuisine in tourism activities has been more focused. Some dishes with local characteristics such as fish noodle, banh canh ... have also been served in luxury hotels and resorts. Currently, the tourism is building the outline for the project to build tourism products in Khanh Hoa in the coming period. In particular, the provincial tourism will have orientations to develop tourism products associated with promoting local culinary cultural values ​​such as organizing culinary tours and events and encouraging traditional dishes to serve tourists.

In 2020, Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa Tourism Association planned to organize Food Festival 2020 and set up it as an annual event. Unfortunately, the event was canceled by the Covid-19. “We hope that, in the coming time, when tourism activities are restored, Khanh Hoa tourism will organize culinary cultural events to serve tourists. That will promote Khanh Hoa culinary culture to domestic and international tourists ”, said Pham Minh Nhut – Vice-chairman of Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Tourism Association.

Xuan Thanh

Translated by T.T