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  • Explore 10 Delicious Dishes in Hanoi
    08 26 2017

    Explore 10 Delicious Dishes in Hanoi

    Enjoy top 10 delicious dishes you should know when going to Hanoi.

  • Vietnam’s Pho, Summer Rolls Among World’s Best Foods - CNN Poll
    07 20 2017

    Vietnam’s Pho, Summer Rolls Among World’s Best Foods - CNN Poll

    Global diners seem to have developed a taste for Southeast Asian flavors.

  • CNN Travel: 40 Delicious Vietnamese Dishes
    07 15 2017

    CNN Travel: 40 Delicious Vietnamese Dishes

    Vietnamese cuisine doesn't win any points for complexity. Many of the most popular dishes can be made just as well on the side of the road as in a top-end restaurant.

  • Caviar – Black Jewel for The Dinner Table
    07 15 2017

    Caviar – Black Jewel for The Dinner Table

    Caviar is a mysterious, special and nutritious luxury food. It is taken from sturgeon and considered one of ten products worldwide symbolising luxury and wealth.

  • A Quiet Corner for Veggie-lovers in Hanoi
    05 20 2017

    A Quiet Corner for Veggie-lovers in Hanoi

    Vegetarianism is not about religion or something complicated, vegetarianism is about keeping fit and staying healthy. These days vegetarian meals can be a fine culinary art.

  • Rustic Countryside Food Full of Delightful Flavour
    05 19 2017

    Rustic Countryside Food Full of Delightful Flavour

    Ca phao – garden egg – is as important to Vietnamese as kim chi is to Koreans. It is a type of fruit that is often salted and served as a side dish in Vietnamese meals.

  • Fish Skin Salad
    05 12 2017

    Fish Skin Salad

    In the memories of Phu Yen’s old men, there was always soapfish in the last season of the year. It is a type of shark which has the-one-and-only delicious skin.

  • Grapefruit Spring Rolls
    05 12 2017

    Grapefruit Spring Rolls

    The spring roll is considered the most common dish on banquet tables from the North to the South of Vietnam.

  • 'Inspector' Michelin: Going, Eating and Anonymity
    04 15 2017

    'Inspector' Michelin: Going, Eating and Anonymity

    Undercover with a Michelin inspector.

  • Craving for The Fruits That Quenching the Thirst!
    04 03 2017

    Craving for The Fruits That Quenching the Thirst!

    The spices that raising up gastronomical stream inside us are so plentiful. The mellow and unforgettable strong taste of them, however, just can be counted on fingers. The fruits of A. Tonkinensis swaying in late summer, are among them.

  • How common ingredients transformed into 5 star dishes
    03 09 2017

    How common ingredients transformed into 5 star dishes

    From such common rural ingredients that once were known as food for the poor, now cooks have cherished and turned them into unique and remarkable dishes.

  • Cuisine – Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity
    03 04 2017

    Cuisine – Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity

    From French style meal, traditional Washoku cuisine of Japan, Croatian culinary art of ginger biscuits, to having raw fish and wine in winter festival in Belgium, culinary culture has been recognized more and more by UNESCO.

  • Which is the most nutritious vegetable for appetizer?
    02 14 2017

    Which is the most nutritious vegetable for appetizer?

    The list below contains the most nutritious vegetables for salad, according to the most nutritious foods ranking list 2014, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention USA (CDC).

  • Vietnamese Gastronomy in Berlin
    02 09 2017

    Vietnamese Gastronomy in Berlin

    Vietnamese dishes like Pho, Spring rolls, Banh Xeo and Vegetarian dishes, etc. are diners’ favorites in the capital of Germany.

  • The lost flavors of Tet
    01 28 2017

    The lost flavors of Tet

    A Hanoi native recreates what a family feast for the Lunar New Year looked and tasted like a century ago.

  • Hue city – More than Royal Cuisine
    01 26 2017

    Hue city – More than Royal Cuisine

    Chefs of team 62 proved that Hue cuisine had not only luxurious royal food but also interesting delicious rustic ones. Hue talented chefs just needed to work with creativity to renovate them to classy dainty dishes.

  • Coming straight to the final with Do Son specialties
    01 25 2017

    Coming straight to the final with Do Son specialties

    A very Vietnamese menu, which was uplifted by new exotic yet rural spices and delicate decoration, helped team 34 to subdue the jury to become the only representative of Vung Tau city in the final round.

  • The surprised transform of Ly Son Island’s seafood
    01 24 2017

    The surprised transform of Ly Son Island’s seafood

    The Golden Dishes menu of team 52, Cam Thanh restaurant, was led by famous Ly Son specialties. Priceless gifts from the oceans, as the chefs called, really wowed the jury and audiences.

  • New Indian restaurant serves up a few novelties
    12 19 2016

    New Indian restaurant serves up a few novelties

    The latest Indian eatery in Hà Nội adds spice to the Xmas Cheer with new dishes and matching wines, writes Hari Chathrattil.

  • Black tiger prawns wrapped in pork belly
    12 19 2016

    Black tiger prawns wrapped in pork belly

    A native of the Mekong Delta, Chef Tran Minh Dung creates Black Tiger Prawns Wrapped in Pork Belly, a dish bearing the special feature of the Southern Delta Region.

  • The Dance of Spices – the Road to Championship
    12 19 2016

    The Dance of Spices – the Road to Championship

    Spices and ingredients with pure Vietnamese characteristics were skillfully used in dainty dishes of Binh Quoi 1 resort (HCMC), which helped this team to seized the championship of The Golden Spoon contest 2016.

  • “Chef of the Century” got amazed at Vietnamese chefs’ creative cooking
    12 17 2016

    “Chef of the Century” got amazed at Vietnamese chefs’ creative cooking

    The Golden Spoon Awards 2016 Grand Final took place among 15 finalists on 06 December 2016. “Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann was excited to explore a new realm of culinary styles in Vietnam by participating in the competition judge panel.

  • Vietnamese spices – A polyphonic concert
    12 13 2016

    Vietnamese spices – A polyphonic concert

    “Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann had an impressive look at Vietnamese spices and he stated that they were a whole harmonic blend of multi-flavors and regional features.

  • Sublimated Dishes from Traditional Food
    11 17 2016

    Sublimated Dishes from Traditional Food

    With intention of honoring famous brands of Nuoc Mam (fish sauce), such as Khai Hoan and Hung Thinh, La Veranda Phu Quoc team created an impressive varied menu from traditional dishes.

  • Dishes Carry a whole Southwestern Spirit
    11 14 2016

    Dishes Carry a whole Southwestern Spirit

    “Every time is a difficulty but our team is always persistent since we have been cheered and loved. We want to bring our hometown rustic dishes onto party tables in order to affirm values of humble countryside products.”, unbosomed chef Phan Thi Hong Nhi ...

  • Saigon Chefs cooking with... Leaves
    11 11 2016

    Saigon Chefs cooking with... Leaves

    The very first day of southern semi-final round (The Golden Spoon Contest 2016) was saved for the most ardent competition, which is among 10 host teams of Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Save Homeland Flavors For The Best
    11 05 2016

    Save Homeland Flavors For The Best

    Binh Quoi 1 Resort (HCMC) once again stepped on the top rank of winners with the 1st prize in Southern semi-final round, The Golden Spoon contest 2016, and 50 millions VND reward.

  • Blowing Middle Highland Spirit into “Golden Dishes”
    11 01 2016

    Blowing Middle Highland Spirit into “Golden Dishes”

    “Middle Highlands’ spirit has influenced your whole menu”, said Deputy Director of HCMC Tourism, Guest Judge in southern semi-final round The Golden Spoon Contest 2016, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa.

  • Taste of hometown through the journeys
    11 01 2016

    Taste of hometown through the journeys

    “One of the most interesting thing as being TGSA’s judge is to meet good old teams, to see your relentless passion to cooking carreer, and to be surprised by your ardent and creative dishes.” This is judge Kim Xuan’s comment about team no.44 – ...

  • Southern Golden Dishes: Rustic yet Amazing Taste
    10 30 2016

    Southern Golden Dishes: Rustic yet Amazing Taste

    Bringing particular wild leaves and fruits, 27 teams from the South of Vietnam (southwest, southeast, middle-south, and middle-highland) rocked the semi-final round of The Golden Spoon Contest on October 26th and 27th 2016.

  • Flourish Vietnamese rustic dishes from the countryside
    10 26 2016

    Flourish Vietnamese rustic dishes from the countryside

    First time being at The Golden Spoon Award, Thang Loi 1 Restaurant (An Giang province) impressed the jury by fried Mắm (fermented fish) rolls. This year, in both preliminary and semi-final round, they really tickles the jury’s fancy with their bold, even risky creation ...

  • Guidelines of the 2016 Golden Spoon Contest
    03 10 2016

    Guidelines of the 2016 Golden Spoon Contest

    The journey of seeking and honoring the best chef of the 2016 Golden Spoon Contest will be conducted through three rounds: regional preliminaries, semi-finals and a final. In each round the team must win over the judges with their cooking technique, presentation of the ...

  • I fall in love with dishes of my hometown
    03 04 2016

    I fall in love with dishes of my hometown

    I haven’t told the story about Bong fully, but we remember a genuine expert chef with unique dishes, who was creative, friendly and with an unmistakable smile.

  • Exciting Spices Festival
    10 31 2015

    Exciting Spices Festival

    All contestants compete against each other to win a place in the final of the Golden Spoon Contest. This round has just taken place at the Van Thanh Tourist.

  • First prize in semi-final - northern region: Lotte Hanoi Hotel
    10 30 2015

    First prize in semi-final - northern region: Lotte Hanoi Hotel

    "The structure of your menu contains the elements of Oriental cuisine such as balance between yin and yang and a balance between hot and cold dishes ... Regarding the content all dishes are very reasonable"

  • List of competing teams in the Semi-finals – Southern region – 2015 Golden Spoon Contest
    10 24 2015

    List of competing teams in the Semi-finals – Southern region – 2015 Golden Spoon Contest

    On October 27th and 28th, the contest will take place. 93 talented chefs from 31 teams will be attending. The teams come from: the Mekong Delta, the South-central region and HCM City in the Van Thanh Tourist Area.

  • Announcement of semi-final round - southern region, 2015 Golden Spoon contest
    10 24 2015

    Announcement of semi-final round - southern region, 2015 Golden Spoon contest

    On October 27 and 28, 2015 the semi-final round - southern region - of the 2015 Golden Spoon contest will take place at Van Thanh Tourist area in Ho Chi Minh City. In attendance will be 93 excellent chefs from 31 contestant teams.

  • Press release the semi-final round - southern region, 2015 Golden Spoon contest
    10 23 2015

    Press release the semi-final round - southern region, 2015 Golden Spoon contest

    On October 27 and 28, 2015 the contest took place with an attendance of 93 excellent chefs in 31 contestant teams from the Mekong Delta, Southeast, South Central, Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Spices from Cu Lao and the highlands were revealed
    10 22 2015

    Spices from Cu Lao and the highlands were revealed

    “I was really surprised by the spices in your country. They are fresh, abundant, unique and easy to discover and use” said Mr Seref Ozalp, head chef of Lotte Hanoi Hotel.

  • Direct report: Semi-final round - northern region - 2015 Golden Spoon contest
    10 13 2015

    Direct report: Semi-final round - northern region - 2015 Golden Spoon contest

    Considered as a professional competition, the semi-final round - northern region - gathered many talented chefs from famous restaurants and hotels, each with a unique menu.

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