Michelin stars to be awarded to Hanoi, HCMC restaurants next month

By VNA   May 19, 2023 | 06:11 pm PT
Michelin stars to be awarded to Hanoi, HCMC restaurants next month
Michelin-starred French chef Thierry Drapeau decorates Kobe beef to serve diners during his visit to Vietnam in September, 2022. Photo by Dang Thanh Van
The first Michelin-starred restaurants in Vietnam will be announced in Hanoi on June 6.

The event will honor the culinary quintessence of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of renowned chefs, restaurants owners, representatives of media and foodies.

"We have been watching Vietnam's culinary scene for a long time and are delighted to announce the arrival of the Michelin Guide in Hanoi and HCMC," said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.

With a fascinating food heritage and history, distinctive and unique flavors, iconic recipes, and well-known delicacies, Vietnamese cuisine has become popular around the world.

Supported by locals for whom eating out has always been a way of life, as well as talented restaurateurs - both local and international - Hanoi and HCMC are two gourmet gems.

Insiders believe that with the presence of Michelin-starred restaurants, Vietnam's tourism would take a stronger step forward and attract a large number of international tourists to the country.

The Michelin Guide ranks restaurants through an award system, with the Michelin Star being a well-known award given to restaurants that offer the best dining experience.

In addition to the prestigious star rating system, there is also the "Bib Gourmand" award category for restaurants that offer delicious food at affordable prices.

Famous anonymous Michelin inspectors independently select the restaurants for the Michelin Guide Hanoi and HCMC using the global methodology, which includes factors such as the personality of the chef represented in the cuisine, harmony of flavors, mastery of cooking techniques, quality of ingredients and consistency over time and across the entire menu.

The list of restaurants in the Michelin Guide Hanoi and HCMC will be available exclusively in digital format on all the Guide's platforms, including the website, mobile applications, and social networks.

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