If you’re a bit of a foodie who loves trying new things then you won’t want to miss this foodie event in Joburg! Head to OneNineOne restaurant at the Hyatt Regency from 3 – 12 September and be transported to the beautiful country of Vietnam while sampling a wide range of Vietnamese dishes with contrasting flavours, varied textures and exotic ingredients. And, the best part is you won’t have to count calories while you indulge – Vietnamese cuisine is widely regarded as being among the healthiest worldwide thanks to the fact that very little oil is used and dishes rely mostly on herbs such as lemongrass, coriander and basil, crunchy fresh vegetables and fruit. We’ve got all the details on Vietnamese Week at the Hyatt Regency so keep reading!

OneNineOne have pulled out all the stops for this unique event, collaborating with two chefs from the pan-Asian Wox Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Dubai (widely considered to be the best Asian restaurant in Dubai!) Ma-khi Tan and Duong Bao Son, will be showcasing their country’s cuisine at Johannesburg’s OneNineOne restaurant during Vietnamese Week at the Hyatt Regency and we’re quite sure it is going to be one for the memory books! Chef Shaniel Dinna, who heads up oneNineone, says the Vietnamese Week is extremely exciting and adds that  “people can expect dishes that are not ‘predictable’ Vietnamese food, – but rather dishes that are eaten daily by people in the Vietnam.”

Pop in from 12:30 – 22:00 between 3 – 12 September for an a la carte lunch or dinner with a Vietnamese twist or book your spot for Saturday 05 and 12 September when the chefs will be hosting a delicious Vietnamese buffet dinner from 18:30. These buffer dinners will set you back R340 per person and will better reflect how Vietnamese people eat; tasting from many dishes rather than the conventional three-course dining etiquette of the west. “All the dishes, sauces, pastes, dips and condiments will be made from scratch by our visiting chefs,” says Dinna. “All I can say is that the week promises authentic Vietnamese food of the highest quality.”

If you can’t make the buffet dinners then the a la carte menu offers delights such as sup hai san (seafood soup – R110) for starters, banh cuon thit ga (mince chicken roll, steamed rice cake – R160) for mains, and xoi xoai cot dua (sticky rice, mango, coconut cream – R60).

Click here for more information on the event as well as booking information.