(KPL) Traditional Japanese food, known as washoku, has drawn a great deal of attention from all over the world for being healthy, delicious and beautifully presented, and has been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
For the purpose of promoting the appeal of Japanese food in the Lao PDR, the Embassy of Japan has organised a series of events entitled “Explore! Japanese Cuisine” that run from Nov 27 through Dec 11, 2018
As the beginning of the events, a lecture and demonstration of Japanese food was held on Nov 27 at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (LANITH).
Honored guests, celebrities and lucky draw winners were invited to have pleasure of Japanese food.
After the remark by Japanese Ambassador to the Lao PDR Takeshi Hikihara, a Japanese chef Junichiro Ichikawa, made some remarks dedicated to washoku and the later demonstrated the preparation of temari suhi, a kind of sushi that is rolled in to a small ball.
Then, the invited guests enjoyed every bit of the wonderful Japanese course with four seasonal colour which Mr Junichiro Ichikawa, and students of LANITH had prepared.
The Next event will be held on Nov 28, also at the LANITH. Japanese food and products will be sold at special booth and special Japanese course, as the same on the previous day, will be provided at the Lanith Café.
Furthermore, a “Stamp Rally” will be held in cooperation with fourteen restaurants in Vientiane Capital, from Nov 28 to Dec 11, 2018.
Those who come to one of these restaurants to have a dish worth over 30,000 Kip at the registered restaurants, then they can get a stamp on “Stamp Rally Card”(The cards available from participating restaurants and the Embassy’s Facebook).
They can exchange stamps they collect with cool presents according to the numbers of collected stamps.
It is hoped that these events will help to foster a deeper understanding about Japanese culture, in the Lao PDR.