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So this Fine Dine restaurant reservations portal GourmetItUp had invited The 3 Hungry Men Team as a part of their Launch in Bangalore for the Media Table Meet and Master Class by Chef Vu Dinh Hung from Vietnam at Shiro Bengaluru. Shiro will be featuring classic and modern Vietnamese food on their menu for the next 10 Days people who are interested to savor the authentic flavors from Vietnam. Please visit www.gourmetitup.comfor a special food experience.
We also thank Ms. Vidyalakshmi, a Food Blogger from Bengaluru readily accepted to represent our team and give us a detailed input about the launch program. Do follow her blog here >> www.vidyascooking.blogspot.in
Master Class The event kick started with the master class energetic and Handsome Chef Hung showcased the very famous Vietnamese spring rolls/Goi Cuon which I totally love and prepare all the time at home. He Prepared these rolls with his own twist by adding a few extra ingredients like caramelized onions and a sauce made with coconut cream chillies and basil. All that we need is good quality rice paper. First dip the rice paper in luke warm water and place it on a cutting board start stacking with leafy veggies meats, fish or fried tofu along with thinly julienne carrots and so on then tightly snug and wrap into a roll and serve right away.
Fresh Summer Rolls these salad rolls are prepared with various meats, tofu and veggies wrapped in a rice paper its most loved dish in Vietnam. These rolls are healthy and very easy to make at home the chefs picks are with Crab and Prawns.
Chef Hungs Second Dish was the Ca ri Ga its a chicken curry prepared with torn basil leaves pepper corns lemon grass and sesame oil the chicken in marinated with all the aromats for an hour and then cooked to perfection along with cubed potatoes and coconut milk this dish was fragrant and very tasty along with jasmine rice.
The third and final dish at the master class was from Chef Jagdish from shiro demonstrated how to prepare Maki California Sushi its so simple and easy to prepare at home.
The Yummy sushi was served for starters and we totally enjoyed the event after all of that interaction with the chefs and team we were looking forward to taste the dishes. We were served some bubbly Chandon wine as a welcome drink the wine tasted so good with all the dishes served.
Finally all of us settled down a bit and the dinner service started. For starters we tasted the mango salad this dish is really famous street food in Vietnam the salad has thinly Julienne green mangoes finely chopped chilies mint and burnt garlic garnish with crunchy toasted ground nuts. This dish was refreshing and very tasty.
Next came the prawn roll which was light not a heavy snack it tasted really good with the creamy dipping sauce and chilly and sprite based sauce. I totally enjoyed the starters.
For main course we had Tom Rim Tieu/Peppery Prawns, Ca Bung/Aubergines and tofu in Soy sauce served along with veg fried rice. we also had the chicken curry with jasmine rice. My picks from the mains are the aubergine and tofu in soy sauce along with glass noodles, jasmine rice and chicken curry. It was so filling and I totally loved all the dishes.
Finally for dessert we had the Chocolate fondant with Fig. This dessert was perfectly executed I’ve never tasted a fig centered fondant before the gooey chocolate and fig was perfect combo.Do sign up and visit : www.gourmetitup.com
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The 3 Hungry Men is the brainchild of three very hungry men. No, seriously! Almost 7 years into the food and travel reviewing industry and their joint venture has proved to be a huge success with their excellent & honest reviews and media coverage. The 3 Hungry Men now travel the world to follow thier passion. They also organise all kinds of food events with a part of the proceeds going to charity. They also conduct food meets, contests, competitive eating events and of course do what they do best: TRAVEL & EAT!