Vietnam receives first Michelin Guide

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Vietnam receives first Michelin Guide

Vietnam’s status as a foodies’ paradise has been rubber-stamped with 103 restaurants nationwide given honours in the inaugural edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City.

Both cities make their debut in the publication, with 48 restaurants given awards in the capital and 55 in the south-eastern city. Four were recognised for exceptional cooking with a One Michelin Star; three in Hanoi and one in Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Anăn Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Gia (Hanoi)
  • Hibana by Koki (Hanoi)
  • Tầm Vị (Hanoi)

The country’s excellent street food is also recognised, with 29 establishments given the Bib Gourmand for providing good food at competitive prices.

The book highlights the gastronomic differences the two cities offer, with praise for Hanoi’s “traditional Vietnamese cuisine with [a] Northern flavour”. Ho Chi Minh City is commended for “a great mix of talents and young local chefs eager to present their ideas and creations on the plate”.

International Director of the Michelin Guide Gwendal Poullennec said: “This is just the beginning of the Michelin Guide’s journey in Vietnam and our inspectors have been more than pleased to have discovered many gastronomic spots in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and I am sure, many more in the coming years.”

Those keen to join a culinary adventure in Vietnam can join an abundance of Asian Trails’ themed tours – with both fine dining and street food options available.

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