World Tapas Day in Vietnam promotes Spanish cuisine

More than 20 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang city will serve special tapas and Spanish dishes to promote Spanish gastronomy in Vietnam for World Tapas Day, which will take place in Vietnam from June 20thto 23rd.

Its sponsor, the Spanish Embassy, will hold a competition on its facebook page centering around tapas recipes and Spanish cuisine.

At a press conference in Hanoi on Monday, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam Maria Jesus Figa Loez Palop said she is happy that this event will make Spanish cuisine better known among Vietnamese people. Tapas are diverse, typically featuring a slice of bread topped with cheese or olives and bell peppers. Each one looks like a unique work of art, Palop said.

Tapas is a bite-size savory Spanish typical dish. It is often served as an appetizer before meals and it can include many different tasty ingredients such as olives, cheese, ham, and squid. Tapas is usually accompanied by a beer or a glass or wine.

Source: VOV5