Vietnam food: Chef Yan uses food art to promote Vietnam tourism
Saigontourist is organising a tour named “Trans-Vietnam Food” from January 10-17 for 68 tourists from Hong Kong and China with famous chef Martin Yan. Mr Yan arrives in Vietnam with a view to promoting the image of Vietnam tourism through food culture and art.
The participants in the tour call at well-known landscapes in combination with learning about and discovering food and drink culture of three regions of Vietnam. In northern Vietnam, the tourists tour the Old Quarter of Hanoi and enjoy a water puppetry performance in Hanoi and boat cruising on Ha Long Bay, visit floating villages on the river, go fishing and view sunset on the bay.
Destinations in the central region include the ancient capital city of Hue with a programme to learn about and process Hue’s royal dishes at Tinh Gia Vien, call Thai Hoa Royal Palace, Dong Ba Market, Thien Mu Pagoda and a conical hat making village and view sunset on the Perfume River. After that, the tourists travel to the ancient town of Hoi An with a programme to learn how to cook typical dishes of the city and call a traditional silk weaving establishment.
In programmes in Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet and My Tho from January 15-17, chef Yan shows his skill together with other chefs at Com Ngon (Fine Rice) Restaurant and enjoys a food programme at Binh Quoi village.
Particularly, Mr Yan introduces and shows his competence in making a raw banana flower dish, chicken roast and fried steam rice on January 15 at Saigontourist Hotel and Tourism School. After that, all the tourists both enjoy and make dishes at the school and receive certificates granted by the school.
“Vietnamese dishes are favourites of many international tourists due to the good flavour and taste, which is good for health. Food tours, in co-ordination with visiting well-known landscapes, are drawing a large number of foreigners,” said Saigontourists.
Participants in these tours include mainly those who want to learn about Vietnamese food art and learn how to cook typical dishes and those who are experts and chefs from restaurants and hotels, said Saigontourist.
Chef Yan is very familiar to Vietnamese people in his previous tours to Vietnam with a view to promoting the image of Vietnam tourism through food culture and art.
Yan is viewed as one of the leading chefs and well-known food experts in the world. He has made more than 1,800 programmes, written over 25 dish books that have been translated into different languages. Yan’s talent goes beyond the United States and he has received many food prizes.
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