The Anam, Vietnam, Launches ‘From My Family to Yours’, Cultural Cooking Tour to Provide a Taste of Vietnamese Daily Life
New Offering from The Anam Pairs Guests with Local Families to Discover the Local Culture and Learn the Art of Vietnamese Cuisine
Five-star Vietnamese beach resort, The Anam, is delighted to launch its ‘From My Family to Yours’ cultural food tour, a new initiative allowing travelling families and groups to experience the daily lives of locals and uncover the country’s fascinating culture and history through its food.
Guests will be matched with Vietnamese families from the neighbouring countryside of Cam Ranh, who will act as their guides for the day tour. The families will introduce travellers to the farms, markets, cafes and shops that form part of their everyday routines, before welcoming them into their homes for an authentic Vietnamese cooking lesson.
After pick up from The Anam by car or Vespa, guests will meet their ‘family for the day’ at a nearby bakery frequented by locals, for a chance to get to know one another over a fresh Banh Mi baguette and a traditional Vietnamese iced coffee. From here, the group will then head to a mat-weaving house, to learn the ancient craft and try their hand at weaving their very own mats.
Accompanied by their host family, guests will then head to a local farmer’s market, herb garden and noodle-making house to gather the necessary ingredients for the afternoon’s cooking lesson. The host family will introduce guests to local farmers and artisans, acting as translators as these pillars of the community offer an insight into their trade.
With straw baskets brimming with fresh produce, guests will then travel to the host family’s home for an authentic Vietnamese cooking class. There will also be an opportunity for any children within the group to play alongside their Vietnamese counterparts and teach one other their favourite games and songs.
During the cooking class, hosts will share their most treasured family recipes which have been handed down through the generations, teaching guests to cook each dish in the traditional way without toning down spice or flavour, just as they would when cooking for themselves.
The dishes, which include bò nướng lá lốt (grilled beef in betel leaf), bún bò Huế (Hue-style beef noodle soup) and bánh xèo (crispy Vietnamese pancakes), will then be served for the group to enjoy together as they share tales and experiences from their respective cultures and family life, before heading back to the The Anam with a recipe book to keep along with new memories to be treasured forever.
“The Anam is passionate about providing guests with an authentic experience of local Vietnamese culture”, says the resort’s founder and owner Pham Van Hien, “We are delighted to unveil this new initiative, and it is our hope that guests will not only return home with an impressive repertoire of authentic dishes with which to impress their dinner guests, but with some new friends for life from the other side of the globe.”
The ‘From My Family to Yours’ Cultural Cooking Tour is the latest initiative from the Cam Ranh property to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to supporting the local population and its businesses. The resort recently introduced ‘The Anam Art Trail’, an art and photography tour of the local area by car or vespa to the homes and workshops of the artists whose work adorns the hotel.
The Anam’s ‘From My Family to Yours’ Cultural Cooking Tour is offered daily from 9am from The Anam and includes transfers, tour guide, entrance fees, coffee, a three-course meal including soft drinks and local beer, recipes and insurance. It is priced from 1,360,000 VND (£44*) per person based on a family or group of 5-6 guests. Prices for smaller groups and families are available on request.
Nightly rates at The Anam start from $200 (£152*) for a Balcony Garden View Room. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.theanam.com, call +(84) 2583 989 499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Price in pound sterling accurate according to today’s exchange rate.
About The Anam:
The Anam launched in April 2017 as Vietnam’s first 5-star colonial beach resort. A haven of serenity and outstanding service situated in the peaceful coastal town of Cam Ranh, the resort operates under a philosophy of ‘Indochine Charm. Modern Luxury’, leaving guests feeling as though they have travelled back in time. With 117 villas and 96 rooms and suites fusing stunning colonial architecture with modern Vietnamese design, the resort overlooks 300 metres of beachfront, enjoying over 300 days of sunshine per year. www.theanam.com
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