Australian MasterChef experiences Vietnamese cuisine culture

MasterChef - Tetsuya Wakuda - one of the world’s great chefs has just had a visit to Vietnam - a country famous for its fascinating and unique culture in the eyes of international friends.

Tetsuya Wakuda - The greatest chef of the world

Tetsuya Wakuda is the brightest and most successful star in Australia in culinary techniques. Right at Junior MasterChef Australia's second season, he appeared as a favorite top judge. Tetsuya Wakuda owns a prestigious restaurant ranked 5th in the Top 50 best restaurants in the world, continuously receiving many international awards and prizes. In particular, he was honored with The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award of Asia.

Born and grown up in Japan, Tetsuya Wakuda built a successful career in Australia. He was honored by the Japanese Government as a Master of Cuisine in Japan and internationally recognized as one of the world’s great chefs.

Mr. Tetsuya Wakuda visited and worked at TMS Group

Tetsuya Restaurant is located in Sydney CBD, with more than 100 seats with 3 large dining rooms, specializing in serving upscale guests. In order to reserve a table at restaurant, customers always have to reserve for about 3 months in advance and once the restaurant is full, celebrities have to leave. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise also had to sadly leave when the restaurant had no room left and Tetsuya with his inherent simplicity, just uttered: "The restaurant does not have an empty table, what should I do now?".

Tetsuya Wakuda once wrote books about his cooking career with endless passion. His culinary philosophy centres on pure, clean flavours that are decisive, yet completely refined. His amazing technique, Asian heritage, sincere humility, worldwide travels and insatiable curiosity combine to create incredible, soulful dishes that exude passion in every bite.

MasterChef Tetsuya first experienced Vietnamese cuisine

Tetsuya Wakuda usually spends months to perfect a new dish or menu item. What he was worried about was the dishes only, "it was only dishes in the end". He spends most of his time pleasing all guests to Tetsuya restaurant. Recently, the MasterChef spent time visiting the beautiful country of Vietnam at the invitation of the Chairman of TMS Group - one of his close friends.
During the trip to Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Binh and Binh Thuan, MasterChef had the opportunity to experience many special dishes of Vietnam such as: Pho, Bun Cha, fried spring rolls, pork rolls and most special are dishes with the traditional Tet flavor: fried pork, Chung cake, bamboo shoots soup, frozen meat, etc.

Mr. Tetsuya and his friends on the streets of Hanoi


The taste of Vietnamese cuisine through the experience of Tetsuya Wakuda is impressive: “Vietnamese cuisine is very diversified, it is a harmonious combination of 5 flavours: salty, sweet, sour, spicy and fatty. Each dish has its own unique flavor showing that Vietnam possesses a rich source of culinary materials and nowhere to be found. The harmonious combination of the dishes gives me vivid and memorable experiences”. Not only that, Mr. Tetsuya also expressed his interest in enjoying the "street food”of Vietnam with bustling atmosphere and busy traffic of the last days of the year.

After days of experience in Hanoi, Mr. Tetsuya Wakuda continued to move to Da Nang. Coming to the city voted to be the most livable in Vietnam, he stayed at TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach of TMS Group. Here, he had a meeting with Chef of the hotel's Savour restaurant and enjoyed Vietnamese dishes made by Chef Jerry Pham. Jerry Pham studied in the US and graduated from Australian Culinary Solution. Throughout his career, Jerry has been serving food for celebrities, leading politicians such as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, etc.

Mr. Tetsuya met with Chef Jerry Pham and Director of TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach


After enjoying the Vietnamese dishes presented by Chef Jerry Pham, Mr. Tetsuya Wakuda shared: “Vietnamese cuisine with quintessence is processed in a blend of many ingredients and spices under the skillful hands of the chef, I can feel the elegance, sophistication, delicious and unique taste creating a very special excitement”.

Journey to experience the culinary culture of Vietnam MasterChef Tetsuya Wakuda once again confirms the attractiveness and resonance of Vietnamese cuisine around the world. Although Tetsuya Wakuda is not able to stay longer in this visit, he hopes to soon have the opportunity to return to Vietnam with his friends and continue to enjoy more delicious dishes of this beautiful S-shaped country.

TMS Group is a multi-industry corporation including: trade, education and training, health care, high-tech agriculture, etc. in which real estate is the focus of development.

Real estate projects have been implemented by TMS Group such as: TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach (Da Nang), TMS Hotel Quy Nhon Beach (Binh Dinh), TMS Grand City Phuc Yen (Vinh Phuc), TMS Green Diamond (Vinh Yen), TMS World Binh Thuan (Binh Thuan), TMS World Quang Binh (Quang Binh)...