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[Vietnam: Saigon] AKUNA Restaurant by Sam Aisbett

Rating: 4.25/5 Last week, I was in Saigon to check out the new AKUNA Restaurant   at Le Meridian Saigon  by Australian Chef  S am Aisbett ! After leaving 1* Whitegrass in Singapore, the chef found his way to Vietnam and opened Akuna with inspiration from the "beautiful chaos" of Ho Chi Minh City. His cuisine is not bound by region or style but a collective of the chef’s life experiences including Australian and Japanese influences. We sat at the chef’s counter where guests can choose from a 5 or 7-course tasting menu.  Two wine pairings - Australian and Global - are available to complement the experience.  The cuisine was definitely creative, well-executed and one of a kind - my favorites were the Red Braised Goose with crispy sea cucumber and the gorgeous Scallop Banh Cuon with smoked pork jowl! 

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