Sweetness drips from cotton candy into The Cloud Coffee

Vietnam is a compelling culinary destination where world-class cuisine can be discovered all across the country, from sizzling roadside stalls to fine-dining restaurants. Vinpearl Landmark 81, Autograph Collection, the flagship five-star hotel on the upper floors of Vietnam’s tallest building, is elevating Vietnamese gastronomy to exciting new levels of excellence by reimagining the country’s iconic street food and presenting it truly spectacular settings, high above the city.

Rising 461 meters from the banks of the Saigon River, Vinpearl Landmark 81 is so tall that its crowning spire is often shrouded in clouds. Within this iconic skyscraper, guests can discover some of the most exclusive dining experiences the city has to offer, including Oriental Pearl, the 66th floor restaurant which pairs exquisite Vietnamese and international cuisine with breath-taking views, and The Cloud, the chic café and bar which specializes in premium coffee, handcrafted chocolates and organic wines.

Executive Chef Le Trung

Within these sky-high venues, a talented team of chefs – led by visionary Executive Chef Le Trung – peel back layers of culture and heritage to offer a new perspective on Vietnamese street food. By sourcing high-quality local, seasonal and imported ingredients, and blending the country’s time-honored culinary traditions with modern epicurean artistry, Vinpearl Landmark 81 has crafted new versions of three national dishes: phở (Vietnamese noodle soup), cơm sườn (pork with broken rice), and cà phê (traditional Vietnamese coffee).

Phở Chọc Trời (“Landmark Pho”) is an indulgent reimagining of Vietnam’s national dish, phở – one of the planet’s most popular noodle soups. At Oriental Pearl, Executive Chef Le Trung uses deeply marbled wagyu beef, responsibly reared and imported straight from the lush grasslands of Australia, to create a dish that simply melts in the mouth. Served with handmade noodles in a broth made from succulent beef shin, rich oxtail, prime short ribs and chicken carcasses, gently simmered for 48 hours and enhanced with fresh, locally-sourced Vietnamese herbs, this is phở like you’ve never tasted it before!

Executive Chef Le Trung’s signature Phở Chọc Trời (“Landmark Pho”) uses prime wagyu beef from Australia

I am deeply passionate about Vietnamese cuisine. The origins of our dishes are very humble, but by harnessing local and seasonal produce, along with premium ingredients from around the globe, we can elevate these traditional street food favorites to new heights. Every menu item should be harmonious yet full of surprises. By blending the authentic flavors and fragrances of Vietnam with breath-taking views of Ho Chi Minh City, we can raise every dining experience to new heights,” said Executive Chef Le Trung.
Whether you’re planning a refreshing morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea, or a memorable evening meal, Vinpearl Landmark 81, Autograph Collection sets the stage for one-of-a-kind epicurean experiences.
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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more than fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on

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