13th Annual Lao Food Festival Set to be Largest Yet

13th Annual Lao Food Festival

President of the Lao Business Women’s Association Madame Chanthachone Vongsay has encouraged Vientiane residents and visitors to attend the 13th Annual Lao Food Festival, which is scheduled to be held at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane Capital from this 24 Jan to 27 Jan, 2018. This year’s theme is entitled “Best Lao Food to Welcome Visit Laos Year 2018.”

“The festival aims to promote opportunities for women entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge and learn how to improve their food products and supply market demand, thus boosting their income generation,” Chanthachone said.

The 13th Annual Lao Food Festival is expected to draw about 180 booths, more than previous years, from domestic and foreign exhibitors, including Lao culinary vendors across the country, as well as their counterparts from the ASEAN countries.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the 10th Annual Lao Food Festival

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the 10th Annual Lao Food Festival

In addition, embassies from ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand will also participate in the festival to promote and display their national foods.

The festival will also feature a cooking contest where top Lao chefs will display their skills preparing specific dishes.

Contestants for the cooking contest stand ready

Contestants for the cooking contest stand ready

The winners of the contest will be awarded 5 million kip as the top cash prize, 3 million kip and 2 million kip for the first and second runners-up. Eligible candidates can apply for the contest at 021465034.

The major sponsors of the festival this year are: Lao Brewery Company, the Dao Heuang Group, the Department of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion and KP Company. It is organized by the Lao Business Women’s Association.

The 10th Lao Food Festival takes place from January 29-31

VO The 10th Lao Food Festival takes place from January 29-31 at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane.INTRO: People with a taste for good food will be able to satisfy their stomachs at this year's Lao Food Festival, which is scheduled to take place from January 29-31 at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane.STORY: The event is organised by the Lao Businesswomen's Association in collaboration with the Lao Women's Union. This year's festival features 120 booths. One hundred of these exhibit and sell a variety of food and products from around the country while the other 20 booths display goods selected by event sponsorsAccording to the Lao Businesswomen's Association President Chanthachone Vongsay, this is a significant increase over the 70 booths set up at last year's festival. The event is to promote women's businesses in terms of cooking and restaurants in Vientiane and the provinces.It is also a chance for women who run businesses in food preparation and production to discuss their experiences and how they can improve their products to meet market demand.The food industry in Laos has grown extensively over the past few years and more and more people both within the country and outside are discovering the special qualities of Lao food.The Lao Businesswomen's Association believes Lao food will become popular in neighbouring countries with good marketing and strong support from the government.One of the event's highlights will be a khao poon saep (rice noodle) cooking competition, with contestants to come from 11 technical schools in 10 provinces.The winner receive a cash prize of 3 million kip and a certificate while the second and third runners-up receive two million and one million kip respectively.

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The food festival will begin at 9:00 and end at 17.00 (Jan 24-27, 2018).

Official Poster for the 13th Annual Lao Food Festival

Official Poster for the 13th Annual Lao Food Festival

Source: KPL

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