Vietnamese food is delicious and it is often cited as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. To make sure that this was true, we spoke to Antoine Yvon, the head nutritionist at CMI hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. You will finally know if all those banh mi sandwiches are good for you, if you should drink the broth of your pho or not, and the name of Vietnam's only superfruit. The interview was translated from French. What is your general professional opinion about Vietnamese food? Is it as healthy as people think it is?Antoine Yvon: Vietnamese food is one of the most healthy and balanced in the world. As a professional, I have seen that dishes and ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine can cover all the dietary needs on protein, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals because there is a great natural diversity of agricultural products. It is this diversity and variety that are the foundations of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Eating with chopsticks, using multiple dishes, … [Read more...] about Is Vietnamese food really healthy?
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Renowned Vietnamese and international chefs and culinary experts gathered on Tuesday at an online exchange co-organized by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper to put forward suggestions on sharing Vietnam’s food with the world Many experts agreed that Vietnam needs a special team, consisting of top chefs, who will represent the country in overseas campaigns to promote Vietnamese culture, tourism and cuisine. Such a team should include the participation of leading chefs and culinary schools, and support from the government, Sakal Phoeung, executive chef with Sofitel Saigon Plaza, told the exchange. The team members will showcase how to prepare and cook the most typical Vietnamese foods in front of international diners at the world’s biggest travel fairs or major events, the French chef, who is also president of Disciples Escoffier Vietnam, explained. Disciples Escoffier Vietnam is the Vietnamese chapter of Disciples Escoffier, a French association dedicated to the culinary … [Read more...] about Chefs, culinary connoisseurs discuss ways to introduce Vietnamese food globally
Bobby Chinn, a Kiwi chef and TV host who has been cooking for 25 years, told Tuoi Tre News that anyone should try the fresh, unique and delicious Vietnamese food right in Vietnam if they really love it. Vietnam Tourism Ambassador to the European Union for the 2014-2017 term at a ceremony held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 17 in London. … [Read more...] about Everyone should try Vietnamese food if they love it: chef Bobby Chinn
(VEN) - Vietnamese food has gained a reputation for its unique styles and flavors. Several types of Vietnamese food successfully have found success globally via domestic and foreign businesses. According to experts, Vietnamese food should be franchised to expand operations. Vietnamese food has become increasingly popular around the world. Recent market analysis by Franchise Mind, a company that provides consultancy services to franchise operators and TMA, the Thai business administration, show that Vietnamese food is regarded as delicious, nutritious and neither fatty or overly spicy. According to Franchise Mind director Harish Babla, Vietnamese food has four unique selling points. It has distinct characteristics in culinary culture, balanced nutrition, is not complicated to prepare and is supported by a large domestic market. It can be said that the use of fresh vegetables is a distinctive feature of Vietnamese food. Healthier eating has become a growing global tendency, with even … [Read more...] about Promoting Vietnamese food via franchising
Vietnamese cuisine has been recently highlighted and praised worldwide alongside food from China, France, Italy and Thailand. It, however, has not been paid much attention by local tourist agencies; therefore, the Vietnamese food tour is virtually unknown and needs to be promoted. Vietnamese food: "wonderful" The New York Times has lately called Vietnam the new culinary star of Asia and said Vietnam was able to be listed in the top ten of the world's best eating and drinking countries. In late 2006, US First Lady Laura, US President Bush's wife, said "wonderful" after she tasted Vietnamese food at Tib restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. On that day, the US First Lady, President Bush, Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his wife enjoyed Hue-style dishes such as spring rolls, sweetened porridge cooked with lotus seeds. Former US First Lady Hillary, whose husband is former US president Bill Clinton, also used to speak highly of the spring roll. What do world-famous chefs think … [Read more...] about Vietnamese food tour needs investment
Betty Pallard tasted wine for the first time when she was 13. Her family had urged her to taste something "delicious" as they celebrated the birthday of her grandfather, a veteran diplomat. It was delicious, as the adults had said. She has never been able to forget its taste, and her interest in wine, awakened then, has never waned. More than two decades later, Pallard, 36, is armed with a lot of knowledge about wines, and now plans to deploy it for a new cause - promoting Vietnamese cuisine. Pallard is well positioned for this unusual undertaking, having moved to Vietnam three years ago and taken Vietnamese nationality by virtue of being born to a Vietnamese mother. Given the custom in Western countries to serve wine during parties and even regular meals, not having wines as accompaniment to Vietnamese food when introducing it in foreign countries will not get it very far, she feels. However, she said that the awareness of combinations between food and wines is still … [Read more...] about Right wine right way to push Vietnamese food
Have you seen a guy traveling on Saigon’s streets gripping the back of a motorbike while speaking non-stop into a camera attached to his helmet? Well, if you have, that was probably American food vlogger Sonny Side filming for his YouTube channel Best Ever Food Review Show and the 173,000 subscribers who tune in to watch him try some of Vietnam’s lesser-known delicacies. Pig brain, shrimp paste, balut, and moreA self-proclaimed fan of trying interesting and strange foods from around the world, Side seems to have zero hesitation when it comes to dishes typically considered “scary.”“My show is from a Western point of view, more importantly my point of view, but is not meant to offend any person or culture,” Side writes in the description of his videos.Many of the foods featured on Side’s YouTube channel have been dubbed ‘mission impossible’ by many Westerners, particularly the phá lấu bò (cow organ soup), … [Read more...] about Would you dare eat ‘scary’ Vietnamese foods with Sonny Side? Info Alert Alert Chia sẻ bài viết qua e-mail
A sizeable showroom for displaying Vietnamese food, foodstuff and drinks was opened at 92 - 96 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 11, 2005. This showroom is an initial step for series of trade promotion programmes of the city’s food and beverage industry, including the Food and Drink Trade Fair 2005, My Countryside Festival 2006, Sail China 2006 and Sail Paris 2006. The food and beverage industry is also one of the three industries that Ho Chi Minh City is encouraging through trade promotions by opening showrooms to introduce its products. Showrooms have attracted a lot of attention from domestic and foreign enterprises. Food and foodstuffs - a major Vietnamese export area- make up 20.5 per cent of the industrial production value of Ho Chi Minh City. 65 per cent of foods and foodstuffs are produced for export. The export of foods and foodstuffs has brought in hard currency for the city and introduced Vietnamese gastronomy worldwide. This year’s … [Read more...] about Showroom in HCM City: Polishing Images of Vietnamese Foods
Pig brain, shrimp paste, balut, and moreA self-proclaimed fan of trying interesting and strange foods from around the world, Side seems to have zero hesitation when it comes to dishes typically considered “scary.” “My show is from a Western point of view, more importantly my point of view, but is not meant to offend any person or culture,” Side writes in the description of his videos.Many of the foods featured on Side’s YouTube channel have been dubbed ‘mission impossible’ by many Westerners, particularly the pha lau bo (cow organ soup), sup cua oc heo (crab soup with steamed pig brain), hot vit lon (balut), mam tom (shrimp paste), and tiet canh (duck blood soup).Now based in Ho Chi Minh City, Side produces two videos each week – one featuring a Vietnamese dish and another reviewing food from an Asian country he has visited.When asked which Vietnamese food is his favorite, the Minnesota … [Read more...] about Would you dare eat ‘scary’ Vietnamese foods with Sonny Side?
Nguyen Thai Hoc and his wife who have loved in France for 30 years recently opened a restaurant to refresh their memory of good old days in Vietnam. The typically Vietnamese restaurant is located near the city of Toulouse, about 700km south of Paris, and it is named Bambouseraie (Bamboo) after the tree that is an integral part of Vietnamese culture. The name tells a lot about the restaurant. Images of bamboo are the dominant feature of the decor, from the napkins embroidered with an image of a clump of bamboo, to the teacup handles made from bamboo. Paintings featuring images of the Vietnamese countryside hang on the walls above the bamboo tables and chairs, all of which were brought over from Vietnam. "Our clients feel as if they are enjoying traditional Vietnamese food in a real Vietnamese restaurant and we hope all the bamboo images will remind them of Vietnam and Asia," says Hoc, while pointing to an embroidery painting entitled Tieng Hat Thanh Binh (Peaceful Song) which … [Read more...] about Traditional Vietnamese food delights the French