The event will celebrate the culinary excellence of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, featuring renowned chefs, restaurant owners, media representatives, and foodies.
“We have been observing Vietnam’s gastronomic landscape for a considerable amount of time and are thrilled to divulge the launch of the Michelin Guide in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,” declared Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.
With a fascinating food heritage and history, distinctive and unique flavours, iconic recipes, and well-known delicacies, Vietnamese cuisine has become popular around the world.
Supported by locals who have long been passionate about eating out, and talented restaurateurs – both local and international – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are two gastronomic gems that are truly worthy of celebration.
As the country’s capital, Hanoi is renowned for its centuries-old architecture and its unique culinary heritage. With its long-standing connections to the sea and its historic trade links, Hanoi offers a wealth of gastronomical delights. From the bustling streets to the local shops, the city is brimming with cultural charm and traditional recipes. Gourmets in Hanoi can savor a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes, made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and aromatic herbs, all prepared using traditional techniques.
Famous for its street food and rich variety of local dishes, the city also offers a range of fine-dining restaurants.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City—Vietnam’s economic hub, dotted with high-rise buildings—is emerging as another Asian dining destination. Famous for its street food and an abundance of local dishes, the city also offers a range of exquisite fine-dining restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a full-fledged meal, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Mixing European influences with local traditions, the food scene in Ho Chi Minh City radiates vibrancy and energy, offering a plethora of options ranging from small shops to upscale restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a full-fledged feast, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings.
Dang Minh Truong, Chairman of Sun Group and partner of the Michelin Guide in Vietnam, highlighted the impact of the arrival of the world’s most trusted gastronomic ranking system. He asserted that it would bring about an appreciation of Vietnam’s food scene and local culinary wonders, both amongst local and international foodies.
Insiders believe that, with the presence of Michelin-starred restaurants, Vietnam’s tourism would take a giant leap forward, attracting a large number of international tourists to the country.
Restaurants that receive one or more stars are considered to be of the highest quality, and the award is seen as a sign of excellence.
The Michelin Guide ranks restaurants through an award system, with the Michelin Star being one of the most coveted awards given to restaurants that offer the best dining experience. Restaurants that receive one or more stars are considered to be of the highest quality, and the award is seen as a sign of excellence and culinary excellence.
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.
Famed anonymous Michelin inspectors apply the same global methodology when selecting restaurants for the Michelin Guide in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This method takes into account several factors, including the character of the chef reflected in the cuisine, the harmony of flavours, the skill of the cooking techniques, the quality of the ingredients, and the consistency over time and through the entire menu.
The list of restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be available in digital format across all of the Guide’s platforms. This includes the website, mobile applications, and social networks, ensuring that the information is accessible to all. With this new, exclusive digital format, Michelin is furthering its commitment to providing the highest quality dining experience.