The festival aimed to promote cultural exchange between the two nations, and to introduce Korean cuisine to Vietnamese people.

The best five teams were chosen for the finale after beating 12 others in the qualifying rounds, which took place from November 16 to December 6. They were praised for their good cooking techniques and wonderful dishes featuring both Vietnamese and Korean culture.

The first prize was presented to Nguyen Thi Thuy Van from Quang Ngai with sticky rice rolls and fried noodle with kimchi, while Ton Thi Thao from Da Nang won second prize with her white kimchi tofu rolls. Tran Le Kim Uyen from Da Nang, Dinh Thi Thuy from Da Nang, and Le Nguyen Nguyen Thao and Nguyen Ngoc Hao from Thua Thien Hue received the third prize with their fried spring rolls with kimchi, fried rice with seafood, kimchi and coconut, and popcorn chicken with kimchi.

Recently, the ROK inaugurated its third Consulate General in Da Nang City, which is a vivid illustration of the close relations between the two nations.

Last year, some 1.8 million Korean people visited Da Nang City.