The event drew the participation of 50 stalls from 18 countries around the world. Of which, 25 stalls presented typical and traditional dishes of Ha Noi, such as Com Me Tri (Me Tri young rice), Tra Sen Ho Tay (Ho Tay lotus tea), Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh (Mrs Hoanh steamed rolled pancake) and Bun Oc Phu Dong (Phu Dong rice noodle soup with fresh water snails), etc.
Another 25 booths provided dishes from other countries in the Asia-Pacific region which have cooperative relations with Ha Noi, including: Laos, France, China, Thailand, Italy, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Turkey with many special dishes, such as: empanada of Argentina, Columbian salad, Indonesian satay and Peru's quinoa salad, etc.
Additionally, visitors to the festival also have opportunity to enjoy unique arts performances by both local and foreign artists, and join in numerous folk games such as Nhay Sap (bamboo pole dance), Ca Kheo (walking on stilts), Nhay Bao Bo (bag jumping), Keo Co (tug of war) and Nhay Day (skipping rope), etc.
The event attracts numerous visitors.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy stressed that the event aims to honour and exploit the strengths of the culinary culture of Viet Nam, as well as other countries and enhance exchanges and cooperation in the culinary culture field between Ha Noi and participating countries.