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.
2nd prize of Northern semi-final round:
Final round's run-up:
In 2014, Nam Queo’s wife enrolled in The Golden Spoon contest. The first time was not easy for all. She got nothing tangible but she knew what to learn and where to begin.
2nd prize of Northern semi-final:
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.
2nd prize of Southern semi-final round:
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.
Because of the promise with preliminary judges that semi-final round would have all golden dishes, the whole team 31 had spent their time looking for unique specialties from the sea and dry lands to bring to the contest.
Second prize - Southern regional semi-final:
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.
“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 ...
From their regional specialties, team 81’s chefs – Muong Thanh Lao Cai hotel – varied and created to delicious and exotic dishes.
1st Prize Southern Semi-Final Round:
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.
“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.
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Being proud of the latest champion of TGSA 2016, Le Vo Anh Duy is passionately continuing his journey to discover new spices and to introduce good Vietnamese food.
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.
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