Michelin Guide Debuts In Vietnam; Recognises 103 Eateries & Awards 4 With Stars

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Michelin Guide Debuts In Vietnam; Recognises 103 Eateries & Awards 4 With Stars

Getting recognition and stars from the century-old French Guide is something that every restaurateur and chef has always dreamed of! Vietnamese food and kitchen have finally stepped in as 103 restaurants make their debut in the country’s first-ever Michelin Guide. Not only this but four restaurants in the country were also awarded a Michelin star. The eateries that were recognised serve dishes from Vietnamese tacos to sea urchin.

Michelin Guide Debuts In Vietnam

The first Michelin Guide in this country recognised 103 restaurants. These restaurants are in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam. The four restaurants that received one Michelin star each are Anan Saigaon in Ho Chi Minh City, Gia Hanoi, Hibana by Koki Hanoi, and Tam Vi in Hanoi. 

The recognition highlights the various differences and variety both cities have to offer. The International Director of the Michelin Guide, Gwendal Poullennac, explained the same. 

He said that the old neighbourhood of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is home to many tiny stores and eateries that contribute to the city’s laid-back atmosphere. On the other side, Ho Chi Minh City is a thriving, expanding metropolis with a distinctive vitality for all visitors and a wide range of cuisine.

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29 Eateries Bagged BIB Gourmand Award


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29 eateries were also awarded the BIB Gourmand Award for offering amazing food at moderate prices. This reflects Michelin’s more recent embrace of street food. 

The restaurants mentioned in Michelin’s recommendations serve a variety of dishes, including snails, egg noodles, straw mushrooms, quail, and crab spring rolls, while drawing inspiration from the country’s rich culinary heritage in Southeast Asia. 

The 103 eateries named under Michelin Guide span a variety of cuisines, including Latin American, Mediterranean, Cantonese, innovative, and noodles. Of the 103 eateries, 17 are solely focused on pho, a dish that has become synonymous with Vietnamese cuisine.

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