We recently offered readers the chance to win a signed copy of Songs of Sapa, by renowned chef and restaurateur Luke Nguyen (above). All readers had to do was tell us their most memorable Asian food experience.
The response was fantastic, and we enjoyed a number of tales from far and wide, from home cooked meals to lavish restaurants. However, there can be only one winner, and it was Lien Giang’s mouth-watering description of a reconnection with his heritage that got our senses tingling:
“The most memorable Asian food experience I have had is…
…in Vietnam, when at 25 I visited my parents homeland for the first time. The street food is fresh and full of flavour, waking up at 7am for BBQ pork chop on rice cooked over coals served with pork and vermicelli cake, pork crackling, shredded pork and a fried egg with chilli nuoc mam. It’s just not the same over here.”
Luke Nguyen’s SBS television series, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, recently completed its first series and he will soon be launching a new Sydney food venture, complementing the success of the Surry Hills Red Lantern restaurant.
You can buy your own copy of Song of Sapa online here. Thank you to all those who entered and stay tuned for some more great prize giveaways.
Luke Nguyen’s Red Lantern