VJEP DAY 3 – MINH LONG SHOWROOM, COOKING CONTEST and BONDING PARTY!
Since our research topic is traditional handicraft villages in Vietnam, we came to Minh Long Showroom in Binh Duong today to learn about art ceramics products. Minh Long is one of the best producers in town; they frequently export their product in many countries. We even got a chance to decorate our own ceramic product: a plate which we can take home later as a souvenir!
Later on, we were divided into teams for the cooking contest. Each team will have one hour to go shopping in AEON Mall and one and a half hour to cook at Bà Nội Trợ Tài Danh. The place was so cool with many supplies for our dishes. Even though it was the first time for some of us to try cooking, the contest went smoothly because we helped each other out! We cooked traditional Vietnamese and Japanese food and then we had Mr.Seki to taste it and decide who were the winners. Not only we have learned about different kinds of food, but we also gain some valuable experience in team working activities. The dishes which we cooked were also our dinner, and they were delicious!
It was a long day and our last activity is doing a presentation about our own culture. There are things that we have heard about each other’s countries on the TV or newspaper but now we had a chance to know better and deeper since the presentations were very well-prepared. Then we tried some Vietnamese street food like the spring roll, mixed rice paper and "bo bia" and sit in a circle to share stories about ourselves.
Tomorrow we’ll be heading to Da Lat – the city of flowers. Let’s pack our bags and ready for a new journey ahead ;)