Cordon Noir Saigon, Vietnam
11-13. December 2015





our Host Hotel in Saigon ***** Equatorial Ho Chi Minh



Tasting the first Vietnamese Food, outside in the city



in that local Saigon Restaurant,  fun at try assembling local rice paper and ingredients
.
Thanks Chef Mawa to show the Vietnamese way!



very tasty rice with balachan  stock



a couple meters walk and there it is , the French build Post Office



and the modern and antic Notredame Dom



just alround the corner of Hard Rock Cafe and InterContinenal Hotel



that famous back packer meeting road , not only thousands motorbikes , million



7 Beer only US $ 4.00 , great affordable place!




with superb Saigon and 333 Beer and out standing snacks, real street-food!



Mawa and Peter Wife have real fun here at night



Fun with Fire blow children, squid BBQ and crispy crackers



Thanks Host Chef Mawa for that superb introduction to our Cordon Noir Weekend



Welcome Cocktail at Floh Bar , Equatorial Hotel Saigon




Urs was the first and enjoyed.....smile



Part of the 70 Cordon Noirian and Friends joining this weekend



after that we joined the Busrite to the Theater for that magnificent welcome Show




the impressive portal of that French Theater, feeling like Paris!




great show on presentation and creativity with simple bamboo display a life of artistic simplicity

              

   

followed at a Saigon Cooking Class dinner



outstanding atmosphere , still in spirit of Bamboo




with outstanding food




and at background Belly dancer at Beirut Cafe



for sure the cooking class showed that perfect Vietnamese rice paper roll
and grilled pork




Carlos and Peter Armitage Friend discussing the warm vegetables seams a different version of chap chey


Next Day we visiting the Tunnels



ready with that Vietnamese Cordon Noir heads




from the Bus to the Boat for a 1.5 Hour Saigon River draft




full speed make it a fast exiting run






arrival at the tunnel station CU CHI




entering the labyrinths of 300 km tunnels




where displays of traps like this bamboo spikes



or tunnels entry shoe box size witch Chef Mawa and Allan need to try and nearly did not make it out without help, stuck!



left over American Tank and more traps of different imagination



housing of Vietcong's



and Dolly and my self can not let it be but real shooting first time ,
1 life bullet Vietnamese Dong 40,000 with minimum purchase of 10





our target , no not life just signs .



Mawa now we know where that ruffle desighn of rice paper comes from




our beautiful Tour guide made the whole journey pleasurable




on the way back we stop short on a lacker factory




and the independence palace



with beautiful sunflower decorated streets



passing the back of Notre dame



to a beautiful Chinese Vietnam restaurant for lunch



wih outstanding Lotus rice and Vietnam food, great Chocolaty Cafe




Cocktail







all Cordon Noirian attending the Cordon Noir Gala Dinner
from back to front, left to right : Chef Mawa, Manfred Faehndrich, Andrew Saw, Wolfgang Sauer, Berthold Jungwirt, Helmut Lamberger, Kuo Chih Tsung, Johann Boehni , Sue Jungwirt,
Chong Kam Fai , Koh Ren Chuan, Alan Walace, Helmut Honstetter, Huan Yi Jen,

Petetr Armitage, Mae Ho & Walter Wong, Chin Wei Ho, Urs Allenspach, Paul Henderson, Carlos Vinas, Dato Ringo Kau Fan Chu




and all together  with Friends


Cordon Noir Christmas Galadinner Saigon



Chefs Koh Ren Chuan, Mawa and Huan Yi Jen
preparing the Gala Dinner





the Sturgeon swim in special from Northern Vietnam for this Cordon Noir Christmas Dinner dinner





the Menu presented by Cordon Noir Executive Gourmet for Vietnam  Executive Chef Mawa
with Personalised Mother of Perl Caviar Set Christmas Present!




Carpachio of King Fish, assortment of Caviars, Foie Gras cream soup with pan fried Golden Foie Gras



Pan fried Mignon of Ostrich , Soursop Sherbet and Christmas Turkey





Wagyu Beef with Mash and Winter Vegetables




Sweet colorful Christmas Combination



after Dinner Sweets



Happy Birthday Carlos



Congratulation you two :
Cordon Noir Executive Gourmet for Australia Peter Armitage
&
Cordon Noir Executive Gourmet for Malaysia Urs Allenspach





and welcome to two Cordon Noir Professional Gourmets Huan Yi Jen & Koh Ren Chuan



Also Chef Mawa Promotion to Executive Gourmet Vietnam , Thanks for the beautiful Weekend








Thanks to all of you, thanks to Staff of Equatorial Ho Chi Minh Hotel
and thanks to all the Guests joining this "super" Saigon Weekend
here in Vietnam

some youtube from Chef Mawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnsxj5ouQhg&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiWTPvNZeRE&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTQT2tscTCY&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD28MKNUHac&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZTobbHBUzI&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjweT5xzDcw&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsTHOlxHbMA&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Rnf5vi6N4&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TazSIdbDbRA&feature=youtu.be


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


wishing you
web by Jochen & photos by Dolly