The Second edition of the Hoi An International Food Festival took place from 20th to 26th March at the An Hoi Sculpture Park in Hoi An.
On behalf of the Ambassador, Ms. Srimali Jayayarathna, Second Secretary (Commercial) attended the Opening Ceremony on 22nd March on the invitation extended by Keerthi Hapugasdeniya, the Co-Founder and CEO of the Hoi An Culinary Event, which was supported by the Embassy of Sri Lanka.
Prior to the Hoi An Food Festival this year, Ambassador of Sri Lanka hosted a Reception on 18th January at her official Residence to introduce the organizers of the Festival.
The food festival welcomed 12 chefs from Sri Lanka, Finland, Greece, Germany, Russia, India, Mauritius, Taiwan, Sweden, Slovenia, Malaysia and USA. At the event chefs, could exchange experiences in culinary activities including sharing cooking skills with local chefs, cooking demonstrations, etc. Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe represented Sri Lanka. Last year Sri Lanka was represented by Master Chef, Dr. Pabilis. All the chefs demonstrated their countries’ culinary specialties, using the finest locally sourced Vietnamese ingredients.
The aims of the festival were to introduce and promote different kinds of traditional cuisines and food cultures to the Hoi An Ancient Town while promoting Vietnamese cuisine to the foreign chefs.