Mekong delta to host cake festival

07, March, 2016

Mekong delta to host cake festival

The 5th southern traditional cake festival is scheduled to take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from April 15-19.

The festival seeks to introduce visitors to the region's traditional cakes like banh tet - a cylindrical glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste and pork fat, banh u - a small, pyramidal glutinous rice cake, banh tet la cam - a cylindrical violet glutinous rice cake, banh xeo - a rice pancake with shrimp and banh bo dua - a coconut - flavoured sponge cake.

Featuring 150 stalls and 200 types of cakes, the event expects to welcome participants from ten ASEAN member states, Japan, India and the Republic of Korea.

Cake - making performances, baking contests, folk games and musical concerts will be other highlights of the festival.

The fourth festival attracted 160,000 visitors, with more than 100 types of cakes and 50 specialty dishes on display.