Peter Cuong Franklin is a Vietnamese-American chef who studied at Le Cordon Bleu and trained at world-famous restaurants including Caprice in Hong Kong, Alinea in Chicago and Nahm in Bangkok. A pioneer of modern Vietnamese and Asian cuisine, he is a leading light and one of the most recognizable faces on the country’s dynamic gastronomic scene. His true inspiration is his mother, who runs a small noodle shop in Dalat in central Vietnam and is famed for her pork turmeric noodle soup and pork sausage steamed in banana leaves. At Anan Saigon, he combines his deep knowledge of Southeast Asian street-food flavors with contemporary international techniques. He serves on the advisory board of Streets International, a charity that trains disadvantaged youths for a career and future in F&B. Chef Peter also helms Nhau Nhau cocktail bar and Pot Au Pho noodle bar, with all his restaurants – including Anan Saigon – located in Chợ Cũ, the oldest wet market in Ho Chi Minh’s city center.
Chef Peter was featured in Tatler Asia’s Most Influential Tastemakers List 2021