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Overview of the MICHELIN Guide Vietnam 2024: The list adds 61 venues compared to 2023

Overview of the MICHELIN Guide Vietnam 2024

On June 27, 2024, the prestigious MICHELIN Star officially marked its return to Vietnam for the second time, featuring three major cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. Accordingly, the number of restaurants and eateries honored this year increased by 61 positions compared to 2023 (103 venues). Let’s explore the key points of the MICHELIN Guide Vietnam 2024 in the following article by Kamereo!

The MICHELIN Guide Vietnam 2024 took place on June 27
The MICHELIN Guide Vietnam 2024 took place on June 27

99 restaurants and eateries honored with MICHELIN Selected

MICHELIN Selected is a category that attracts much attention every year. This category includes restaurants and eateries recommended by MICHELIN and can be considered a “reserve” list for MICHELIN Stars and Bib Gourmand. Therefore, whether your restaurant is a casual street food stall or a high-end establishment with high potential for a star, it is honored in the MICHELIN Selected category.

This year’s MICHELIN Selected list features 99 establishments, including 33 in Hanoi, 47 in Ho Chi Minh City, and 19 in Da Nang. These restaurants are chosen for their potential to advance to MICHELIN Star or Bib Gourmand.

Honored MICHELIN Selected establishments in Hanoi include: Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh, Hanoi Garden, etc. Additionally, new restaurants in the MICHELIN Selected list in Da Nang include: My Quang Co Sau, Nam Danh, Olivia’s Prime, etc.

Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh is famous in Hanoi
Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh is famous in Hanoi
My Quang Co Sau is honored in Da Nang
My Quang Co Sau is honored in Da Nang

Finally, new establishments in the MICHELIN Selected list in Ho Chi Minh City include: Beo Oi Quan, Du Yen Vegetarian, Little Bear, Lüne Restaurant & Bar, ORYZ Saigon, Stoker Woodfired Grill & Bar, etc. Establishments that continue to be honored this year include: Å by TUNG, BỜM, Elgin Saigon, Fashionista Café, Madame Lam – Vietnamese Contemporary Cuisine, Octo Tapas Restobar, Quince Saigon, Truffle, etc.

Du Yen Vegetarian restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere
Du Yen Vegetarian restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere
Elgin Saigon restaurant serves wine in Ho Chi Minh City
Elgin Saigon restaurant serves wine in Ho Chi Minh City

Bib Gourmand still favors pho and lacks banh mi

This is a title for restaurants and eateries in the affordable segment. These establishments typically have simple, easy-to-eat cooking styles, bringing satisfaction to diners in terms of quality and price. This year, the Bib Gourmand list includes 58 establishments, doubling from 2023. There are 16 establishments in Da Nang, 5 in Hanoi, and 8 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Although Da Nang is a new destination, it has 16 establishments honored with Bib Gourmand without causing much controversy. Many diners expressed dissatisfaction when Bib Gourmand 2024 features many pho restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, while famous dishes like hu tieu and bun rieu are absent from the list.

Bib Gourmand list features many pho restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Bib Gourmand list features many pho restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Additionally, some restaurants considered affordable in the list have prices higher than the average spending of local people. A significant controversy is whether MICHELIN experts truly understand Vietnamese cuisine when they recommend tourists to enjoy banh xeo with chili sauce.

Furthermore, the absence of banh mi in the list, despite its global culinary fame for many years, causes much regret.

Banh xeo and banh mi are the two most debated topics
Banh xeo and banh mi are the two most debated topics

MICHELIN Star with many surprises

This year, 7 restaurants were honored with MICHELIN Stars. Among them, 4 restaurants retained their stars from last year, including Gia, Hibana By Koki, Tầm Vị, and Ănăn Saigon. The 3 new restaurants this year are Akuna (Ho Chi Minh City), La Maison 1888 (Da Nang), and The Royal Pavilion (Ho Chi Minh City).

La Maison 1888 is the first restaurant in Da Nang with a MICHELIN Star
La Maison 1888 is the first restaurant in Da Nang with a MICHELIN Star
Akuna Restaurant with impeccable sophistication
Akuna Restaurant with impeccable sophistication
The Royal Pavilion transitioned from the MICHELIN Selected list 2023
The Royal Pavilion transitioned from the MICHELIN Selected list 2023

All restaurants honored with MICHELIN Stars this year feature foreign chefs. They have excelled in bringing new cooking techniques and styles, combined with local ingredients, to create unique and diverse culinary experiences. However, we can still hope for a Vietnamese chef to be honored in the coming years.

Notably, Nén Danang became the first restaurant in Vietnam to receive the MICHELIN Green Star award this year. This award honors establishments pioneering in building a sustainable culinary foundation and committing to environmental friendliness.

Nén Danang is the first restaurant in Vietnam to receive the MICHELIN Green Star
Nén Danang is the first restaurant in Vietnam to receive the MICHELIN Green Star

Conclusion

Overall, this year’s MICHELIN list has increased in both quantity and quality. Although the MICHELIN Guide Vietnam 2024 still faces considerable controversy, the awarded restaurants are truly impressive. Follow F&B Business Experience for more interesting information!

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