Vietnam's The Anan Saigon restaurant named among Asia's best for 2023
|The Anan Saigon's owner and chef Peter Cuong Franklin. (Photo: oivietnam.com)|
The Anan Saigon is a restaurant that turns street food flavours into contemporary creations and was the only Vietnamese representative to be ranked among the top 40. Last year saw the eatery placed at 65th in the list.
The restaurant’s name comes from the Vietnamese words "an an", meaning ‘eat eat’, and is located in Cho Cu, the oldest wet market in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City along Ton That Dam street.
Anan Saigon was originally founded by Peter Cuong Franklin, a Vietnamese-American chef who studied at Le Cordon Bleu and trained at world-famous restaurants, including Caprice in Hong Kong (China), Alinea in Chicago, and Nahm in Bangkok.
Other outstanding restaurants to make the list were Le Du of Bangkok, Sezanne of Tokyo, Nusara of Bangkok, Den of Tokyo, Gaggan Anand of Bangkok, Odette of Singapore, Florilege of Tokyo, La Cime of Osaka, Sorn of Bangkok, and Narisawa of Tokyo.
The 'Asia's 50 Best Restaurants' list was originally created by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of more than 300 leaders operating in the restaurant industry throughout Asia.
This year, the list was revealed through an awards ceremony held on March 28 in Singapore.