A popular gastronomic destination on Malaysia’s bountiful east coast, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is hosting an exclusive “Tastes of Vietnam” promotion at Turmeric in partnership with Tran Tuan Vinh, Executive Chef at Anantara Quy Nhon Villas in Vietnam. Running from 6th – 21st October, the culinary event will showcase some of the country’s most popular dishes, as well as a number of delicacies from Chef Vinh’s home town of Hoi An – Vietnam’s culinary capital.
Bursting with complex flavours and fresh seasonal produce, Chef Vinh’s delectable appetisers range from fresh summer rolls with prawn and Quy Nhon-style rice pancakes with squid to grilled minced beef wrapped in lolot leaf and zesty green mango salad with chicken satay. For the main course, guests are spoilt for choice with tempting options for meat and seafood lovers as well as vegetarians. The famous phở bò, Vietnamese beef noodle soup, and Hanoi-style bún chả with chicken are both on the menu.
Guests can also try braised free-range duck with coconut juice, grilled rib eye with five spice sauce, grilled or steamed sea bass with chilli and galangal or lotus seed and fermented soya beans, sautéed king prawn with tangy tamarind sauce, grilled eggplant with spring onion aioli, and other traditional dishes. For dessert, options include sweet lotus seed soup and the delightfully chewy Quy Nhon-style steamed banana cake.
“We are delighted to have Chef Vinh here with us as Vietnamese food promotion is a first here in Desaru Coast and we will be bringing more guest chefs from other Anantara properties around the world to promote their signature dishes,” said Executive Chef Fahdrul Abd Malek.
The menu will be available for lunch and dinner, with prices starting at RM60+ per dish. For further information about Anantara Desaru Coast and to make a reservation, please visit https://www.anantara.com/en/desaru-coast.