Anan Saigon named Asia’s best restaurant at World Culinary Awards

Anan Saigon in HCMC’s District 1 has been voted Asia’s finest restaurant for the first time by sector professionals and world travelers as well as provided the Globe Culinary Honor.
Found inside an old market on Ton That Dam Street near Bitexco Financial Tower, Anan specializes in road food-inspired dishes developed by its proprietor as well as cook, Peter Cuong Franklin.

Franklin is also well-known for creating the $100 banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) that is rounded off with French foie gras, truffle, a traditional garnish of sliced up cucumbers, cilantro and also mint as well as served with a side of fried wonderful potatoes and also caviar.

If tourists want to experience a fine dining banh mi, advancement reservation is required.

Other meals that have actually helped the restaurant obtain a reputation among international foodies are banh xeo taco, a dish containing a main Vietnamese region-style banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake) folded right into the shape of a Mexican taco as well as full of shrimp and pork, Hanoi-style smoked catfish or beef stew.

Born in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, Franklin migrated to the united state in 1975 as well as had a career in financial before deciding to follow his passion for food.

In 2021 his dining establishment was called among Asia’s 100 finest by William Reed Business Media, a U.K. company magazine and also digital media company.