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Ho Chi Minh City organizes first youth-run street food fest

Sunday, April 03, 2016, 17:25 GMT+7

A weekly street food festival entirely operated by youths was held for the first time on Saturday at the Youth Culture House in Ho Chi Minh City.

The model, named Street Food at Weekend, features colorfully decorated food stalls that are run by youths in the city.

Nineteen stalls, which were selected from 100 registrations, participated in the event at the opening weekend, selling a variety of street foods such as French fries, fruit juice, Thai-style ice-cream rolls, barbecue, and others.

The food fest was initiated by the Youth Culture House and will be held every weekend to serve gourmands in the city.

Nguyen Hong Phuc, deputy director at the Youth Culture House, said the model is aimed at helping young people start running their business with little capital, as well as creating a chance for them to get first-hand experience and nurture their business ideas.

The organizing committee also gave advice on buying clean food and offered business solutions to the participating stalls.

Apart from the foods, the cuisine fest also featured a corner for student bands to perform and exchange their street-style music.

The event will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

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