Annam Gourmet Market: Ingredients for Saigon

shopping - Saigon/HCMC: June 2, 2017

Annam Gourmet Market’s philosophy is simple: creating a high-end market for the best foods, beers and wine. Its founders, Eric and Ha, have certainly succeeded at it. Ever wonder where you can get a good gluten-free loaf of bread in Ho Chi Minh City? Or where all the quality goat cheese is hiding? For people who have wanted a little linguine pasta alongside their vermicelli noodles every now and then, Annam Gourmet Market has been a godsend for 16 years.

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International Food that Tastes Great in Saigon

Walk into any of Annam Gourmet Markets in the city -four outlets in Saigon and one in Hanoi- and you’ll instantly be transported to a place where taste is king. The presentation is beautiful, new products are constantly being added, and every member of staff is able and willing to talk shop about their more than 1,000 products available throughout their stores.

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Of course, not all things can be imported successfully. Breads and pastries are a key example. Eric and Ha found that, for one thing, bread became expensive when it’s shipped in due to the import duties. For another, all baked goods had to be frozen and thawed upon arrival, resulting in a sub-par taste and quality. So, why not make them here instead?

That’s exactly what Annam Gourmet Market does in its factory in District 2. Today it produces over 100 different baked goods and pastries that it delivers to all locations in Ho Chi Minh City. If you control every aspect of a production, after all, the food being produced will naturally be better. If you don’t believe this, just head to an Annam bakery counter; you’ll be instantly convinced.

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Creating a Foodie Community

And once you love your food, join Annam Gourmet’s food-loving community. This is a market that makes it easy for every shopper to feel comfortable and at home. Maybe you’d like a quick bite of salad after a shopping expedition, or a place to go with a colleague during an informal meeting. Well, Annam Gourmet Markets have cafes in every store with a small-bites menu developed by renowned French chef Sakal Phoeung.

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Or perhaps you’d like to be the first to know about special deals, promotions and VIP food tasting events? Then check the membership awards you can get when you sign up for the Annam Gourmet Market discount card. This is a market that has created a space for food-lovers to join together and experience the best international food that Vietnam has on offer. Bon appetit!

Annam Gourmet’s Recipe of Choice: Pineapple Fever

Ingredients

500 ml fresh pineapple juice

1 cup finely diced pineapple

2 tbsp Teisseire pineapple syrup

2 cups ice cubes

1/2 tbsp honey

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1 pinch McCormick finely ground cinnamon powder

Directions

1. Combine pineapple juice, cinnamon powder, ice cubes and lemon juice in a blender.

2. Blend for about 1 minute until smooth.

3. Meanwhile, lightly grill the diced pineapple until golden brown.

4. Serve the mixture in glasses and garnish with the pineapple on top.

Serve either chilled as a drink or frozen as a pineapple sorbet. Enjoy!

Contact:

Saigon Centre, B2- unit 11/12, 65 Le Loi, D1, HCMC | +84 28 3914 0515 | saigoncentre@annam-gourmet.com

Syrena Tower, 51 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho D, Hanoi| +84 24 6673 7661 | hanoi@annam-gourmet.com

Website: annam-gourmet.com

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