On November 22, 2019, Ibuki – the first pure Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City – officially opened at The New World Hotel (76 Le Lai, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1), with the participation of the Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City Jun-ichi Kawaue, Honorary Consul of Belgium – Mr. Safarian Gricha, Japanese and Vietnamese entrepreneurs, celebrities and lovers of Japanese cuisine such as Creative Director Elle Dung Yoko, businesswoman Tue Nghi, Beauty Blogger Lien Mr. Nguyen, Chloe Nguyen, Thao Nhi Le…
In Japan and many countries around the world, Teppanyaki is a much-loved culinary art. In Vietnam, the presence of IBUKI is a highlight for the international culinary scene in HCMC. In particular, diners who love Japanese food and culture will have more attractive options for a formal lunch with colleagues and partners or a warm dinner with family and friends.
Found in World War II, Teppanyaki is meant to be a delicate symphony blended between Japanese fine culinary and Western performing art; in which “teppan” stands for steel, and “yaki” is merely a name given for all kinds of dishes cooked on pans. The secret of this fine dining art lies beneath the teppan, which ensures a balanced and unified temperature all over its surface, letting out excess water in fresh ingredients yet keeping its natural deliciousness. Compared to the art of making sushi, the creativity in making Teppanyaki more “open”, especially at Teppanyaki restaurants outside of Japan.
At the opening event of IBUKI restaurant, the Teppanyaki performing arts, led by CEO and Chef Kamo Kohei, attracted the attention and admiration of the guests.