Chef Shozo Tsuruhara’s restaurants represent all sides of Japanese cuisine in Saigon, from affordable quick bites of sushi, up to immaculately presented Japanese fine-dining. At Fume, his fine dining restaurant, he tells us how he got to here.
Anan Saigon’s Peter Cuong Franklin, Nous Dine’s Nghiem Minh Duc, and Ngo Thanh Hoa at East by Ngo Thanh Hoa are all doing exciting things at the vanguard of Vietnamese cuisine. And these are the sous chefs helping them.
Chef or bartender? Why choose when you can be a bit of both? And these three are living proof of the existence of the Vietnamese bar-chef! Meet ‘Rex’ Hoang Duy, Tom Nguyen and Trung Nguyen. And discover how they’re taking a culinary approach to their cocktails.
We went in search of the sous chef, those unsung kitchen heroes, and in three woodfired kitchens we found a newly hired sous chef, one who’s come up through the ranks, and a restaurant in search on one.