Travel Vietnam: The Anam

Travel Vietnam: The Anam

Mothers Man the Kitchen At Luxurious New Beachfront Resort

 

Resorts calls in mothers of staff for new culinary initiative called ‘Mama’s Cooking’

 

When it comes to cooking, nothing is as sacrosanct as a home-cooked meal. That’s why The Anam has recruited a half-dozen mothers of its staff to serve up an authentic slice of Vietnamese culture every Wednesday and Sunday evening.

 

Drawing on centuries-old recipes handed down the generations, the mother cooks serve up timeless Vietnamese classics, as if they were cooking for their own families. The dishes include bò nướng lá lốt (grilled beef in betel leaf), bún bò Huế (Hue-style beef noodle soup) and bánh xèo (crispy Vietnamese pancake), and are complemented by plenty of fresh, zesty salads and other treats.

Nguyen Thi Phuong is among the mothers of the staff at The Anam cooking up Vietnamese classics passed down the generations as part of ‘Mama’s Cooking’.

 

“There women didn’t train as cooks,” said The Anam’s founder and owner Pham Van Hien. “They didn’t go to culinary school, and carry no fancy titles. But oh how they can cook. This is how we Vietnamese eat day to day, and we’re thrilled to share this very same taste with our guests.”

 

Donning iconic conical hats instead of toques, the mothers include Nguyen Thi Phuong, Nguyen Thi Nhiem and Vo Thi Xuan Huu (whose children are employed full time by the resort as front office shift leaders and in engineering administration). These mothers plate up fresh, healthy and delectable Vietnamese fare at cooking stations by the terrace of the resort’s all-day dining restaurant the Indochine, to a backdrop of one of the resort’s three swimming pools and Long Beach’s white sands and turquoise waters beyond.

 

Mama’s Cooking serves as a complement to the resort’s daily Vietnamese fare, differing by degrees of authenticity. Most Asian resorts that feature local items do make concessions to the foreign palate. Mama’s Cooking does not. “It doesn’t get any more authentic than this,” said Hien.

 

The launch of Mama’s Cooking coincides with the opening of the resort’s Indochine Grill that specializes in European fine dining with a strong focus on classical French cuisine. The Indochine Grill also offers a world-class wine selection. A pianist on a baby grand piano who performs a selection of traditional pop and jazz tunes nightly.

 

The colonial-inspired 12-hectare Anam, that celebrated its grand opening late April this year, boasts a total of three restaurants and two bars, as well as a sublime 10 treatment-room spa, 3-D movie theatre, water sports centre, kids club, ballroom, conference facilities, gym, tennis court, yoga room and deck, and more.

 

The Anam is a member of Worldhotels and recognised as ‘World Luxury’.

For more information, please visit: www.theanam.com

 

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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2 Responses to "Travel Vietnam: The Anam"

  1. Abigail Jones   September 21, 2017 at 5:50 am

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