This seven-day journey provides a deep insight into traditional Vietnamese eating and drinking habits and their three diverse culinary regions: the north, central Vietnam, including Hué’s Royal Cuisine, and the Mekong Delta in the south of the country.
For both wine and food industry professionals, as well as privately-interested foodies, gourmets and gourmands, we showcase agricultural trade structures ranging from the traditional local wet markets to Vietnam’s main food and wholesale trading hub in northern Ho Chi Minh City.
You will experience the impressively authentic culinary influences of the colonial powers, who wanted to dominate this lush, tropical flora rich country (and never succeeded).
Chinese, Japanese, French and Americans have left their culinary and cultural footprints with which we will engage.
We show the development of the original Vietnamese cuisine against the historical backdrops of Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City and travel on the Saigon River upstream to Cambodia, learning about the history of the country, the “flair” of the “America war” and its meaning for the Vietnamese people, up to the current vibrant, ever-growing business metropolis in Asia-Pacific.
Two decades of experience in Vietnamese wine trade and gastronomic structures from Hanoi to Danang to Ho Chi Minh City combined with profound passion and knowledge of Vietnamese culture and an extensive insider network guarantee travellers authentic experiences and education far beyond standard tourism.
“Culinary Saigon” takes place on fixed dates, but can also be booked individually for closed groups.
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