Asian Invasion: Celebrity Chef Michael Bao Huynh Helms the Cuisine for Brand g’s Jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia Cruises
Michelin Awards. Iron Chef. Nearly a dozen restaurants in New York, California and Vietnam.
Michael Bao Huynh is Vietnam’s gastronomic ambassador and one of the premier Asian celebrity chefs. And – hold onto your culinary panties – he’s now helming the cuisine for Brand g’s Jewels of Vietnam & Cambodia vacations aboard the ultra-luxurious Mekong Navigator.
The amazing gift Bao, as he’s known, brings to cuisine is that he is not constricted by standard Asian specialties. He combines modern Vietnamese with Thai, French, American, Italian, Barbecue, even Mexican. So adventurous foodies can dine alongside those who just want a modern twist on standard fare. And everyone is rewarded with fusion dishes that are as unique and varied as they are mouth-watering.
- Beef tartar with wasabi flowers
- Tilapia Escabeche (Spanish style) in a mirin soy citrus broth
- Red Curry glazed black cod
- Lemongrass chili rubbed steak
- Spicy lamb sausage wrapped in betal leaves
- Herb-crusted chicken in kaffir lime and basil
- Warm caramelized pumpkin cake with cookie crumbs and condensed milk ice cream
Bao has been named Best Chef by New York Magazine, and Best New Restaurant by Time Out New York. He’s won three consecutive Michelin Bib awards. And his Cocoon Club in Frankfurt has been awarded a Michelin Star. Not a bad resume to consider when you’re dining on incredible dishes like these.