The annual three-day event features more than 50 booths showcasing the skills of 65 artisans and professional chefs from all over the country. Visitors can embark on a gastronomic journey through Vietnam’s rich pho landscape, with each booth offering the unique flavors of the northern, central, and southern regions.

One of the highlights of the festival is the creation of a massive pho pot containing 2,000 bowls, all meticulously prepared with standardized ingredients to ensure consistent quality for diners.

For those looking for a more budget-friendly option, a special program is offering an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 bowls of discounted pho, with all proceeds being donated to the provincial cerebral palsy children’s fund.

In addition to savoring delicious pho, festival-goers also have the opportunity to attend a seminar discussing the history and evolution of this iconic dish, witness live cooking demonstrations, and enjoy traditional performances.

The organizers hope that the festival not only showcases the love for pho but also helps garner public support for its recognition as a national and world intangible cultural heritage.

The event’s activities will run until March 17 and will take place at Nam Cuong Hotel, Nam Dinh City, as well as in Van Cu Village, Dong Son Commune, Nam Truc District.