The Imperial cuisine is characterized by small portions in multiple courses, each progressively more artistic and delicate in taste.
At SAO NAM Empire Shopping Gallery enjoy the secrets of Imperial cuisine from the Nguyen Dynasty and the finest of Vietnamese cuisine, specially prepared by our award-winning master and his team from Vietnam.
CHEF LUU TRU LED HIS TEAM TO WIN "BEST RESTAURANT IN HANOI AWARD".
Now he leads his team to win your hearts with a wide range of the finest food from the Imperial court of Hue, the old royal port city of Hoi Ann, and Hanoi, the nation’s capital. Luu Tru has been Chief Chef at The Emperor, Cafe Au Lait and Hanoi Garden in Hanoi, and The Mandarin in Ho Chi Minh City.
During his working experience in Vietnam, he has travelled extensively from north to south of the country, to learn the diverse range of dishes from all the country’s major culinary regions. It was in Hue and Hoi An that he had the opportunity to learn the skills which were passed down in extended families of the Imperial chefs - a skill which he brings to Sao Nam Empire Shopping Gallery today.
The favorite 'banh coun hap la sen' (rice flour patties stuff with chicken and minced shrimp and steamed in a lotus leaf) seems so simple that you would never guess the complexity of its preparation. He also displays an enormous amount of ingenuity-refining ordinary dishes until they become something truly special.
Hue Imperial cuisine is distinctive. Vietnamese people regard it as the best in the country. Its culinary traditions demand that meals be presented aesthetically, harmonizing food elements, decorations and colors to create a gastronomic work of art.
Every member of Chef Luu Tru team is not only young and talented but also has unprecedented skill in food carving, carving carrots, cucumber, papaya and ginger into birds, butterflies, fish and pagodas. Hence every dish in Sao Nam not only taste good, but is presented in a manner which perfectly befits the privileged life of an emperor.SAO NAM has set a standard of fine Vietnamese cuisine with its first restaurant on Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang headed by our award winning chef Pham Minh Thien and is now delighted to introduce Imperial cuisine from Vietnam and the very best of Vietnamese cuisine by another awardwinning master chef Luu Tru and his team to the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur.
Chuc Ngon Mieng