Culinary delicacies made from Irish seafood and pork impress

September 09, 2022 | 12:40
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The Irish Food Committee (Bord Beer) continues to offer a culinary show to showcase the diversity and rich culinary applications of Irish seafood and pork through special dishes from chef Hungazit in Hanoi.

Designed for the managers, sales departments, and marketing strategists of food companies in the restaurant, hospitality, and media sectors, the show brought a unique experience and attractive cuisine created by chef Nguyen Manh Hung (Hungazit).

Culinary delicacies made from Irish seafood and pork impress
The show took place on September 7 with the attendance of John McCullagh, Irish Ambassador to Vietnam, and Irish Minister Martin Heydon

The dishes accentuated the natural, fresh, and high-quality European flavours of Irish pork and seafood. The first dish on the show was the Langoustine Shrimp Sushi, served with mild wasabi and soy sauce, highlighting the original fresh flavours.

Culinary delicacies made from Irish seafood and pork impress

Its favourable geographical position provides excellent opportunities for Ireland to catch a wide variety of seafood, such as brown crab, oysters, lobster, and mussels. The Irish seafood industry is recognised globally and has been exporting to more than 70 countries around the world.

Ireland's annual seafood exports reach €600 million ($604 million). The number of imports to the Asian market has increased significantly in recent years.

The value of Irish seafood exports to Vietnam increased by more than 150 per cent from 2017 to 2021.

The next two dishes shown were from Irish pork tenderloin – a type of pork preferred for its tenderness, which is very suitable for preparing a variety of dishes.

With a rich tradition of producing top-quality pork, Ireland produces pork from family-run farms under strict EU regulations on animal welfare and food safety.

Ireland also implements the Pig Quality Assurance Scheme, which adds additional quality requirements and ensures the highest quality product.

“All of Ireland’s top seafood exporters are members of Origin Green,” said Malcolm Leoi, market expert for Southeast Asia at Bord Beer.

“Origin Green is Ireland's food and drink sustainability and the world's first national food and drink sustainability programme. Origin Green promotes sustainable production throughout Ireland's agricultural supply chain, so Irish food is world-renowned for being sustainably produced by caring hands."

Irish seafood and pork dishes made by Chef Hungazit
Irish seafood and pork dishes made by Chef Hungazit
The Irish Pork and Seafood Show in Hanoi is part of the Irish Food and Beverage Commission's market development objective for Irish food and beverage manufacturers. bringing the taste of high-quality Irish food to more and more meals across Vietnam.

By Thai An

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