Trip to Ho Chi Minh City

Video: Visiting the Saigon Market with Seabourn's Chef

Posted on 08/04/2017

They call it Shopping with the Chef, and it's one of the most memorable of our Seabourn Moments. 

The Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is one of the earliest surviving structures and a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City  - formerly Saigon, which is still the name of HCMC's District 1.  A market has been located here in on the river since the early 1600's.

Who better than the executive chef on our Seabourn cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore, Pascal de Portemont, and our local expert, Mr. Anh, to share with us the highlights one of South-East Asia's most famous markets?

This is no tourist market, though any savvy traveler makes sure to visit.  Locals buy and sell produce so fresh it glistens, and seafood so fresh it still squiggles live in the bucket.  Artisan crafts, textiles, baked goods and streetfood are irresistible.

But our quest with the Seabourn chef is ingredients for a seafood dish fit for Seabourn; watch this video for our adventures in the market and the dish we prepare with the chef on the top deck of this luxury cruise ship docked right in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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