In collaboration with IHG Culinary Ambassadors, InterContinental Asiana Saigon is delighted to introduce 5 signature dishes created by celebrity chef Sam Leong.

Online PR News – 04-November-2014 – Ho Chi Minh City – IHG Asia, Middle East & Africa has partnered with celebrity chefs to form a panel Culinary Ambassadors. Individual chefs are referred to as a ‘Culinary Ambassador’ for each of their respective cuisine. This programme combines celebrity chef name recognition with exclusive dishes on our menus as a way to significantly enhance the reputation of IHG food and beverage.

Phil Broad, Vice President, Food and Beverage, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG said: "Our whole team is excited to be working with Culinary Ambassadors of this stature. Chef Sam Leong is one of the best gastronomic minds in the culinary world and our Ambassadors will help us raise the bar and bolster our Hotel's reputation as world-class dining destinations. Our Hotel guests and restaurant gourmands will now be able to enjoy some really delectable dishes designed by this renowned Chef.”

With more than 25 years experience of professional culinary experience, Chef Sam Leong is very much the face of contemporary Singaporean and Chinese cuisine cementing his position in the culinary world during his tenure with Tung Lok Group restaurants in Singapore, China, India, Japan and Indonesia. He’s likewise cooked for global public luminaries including Queen Elizabeth II. Apart from continuing to hone his skills in the kitchen, lately Chef Leong has expanded into the fields of culinary educator, mentor and consultant. Chef Sam Leong was earned him numerous of precious awards as “Five Star Diamond Award” in 2008 by American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, “Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year 2009” in regional category during World Gourmet Summit, Singapore. He also represented Singapore at prestigious culinary events including James Beard Foundation Awards, USA; Master of Food & Wine, Australia; St Moritz Gourmet Festival, Switzerland; Flavours of Asia, US.

By choosing the finest local ingredients together with meticulous preparation from Chef Sam Leong, our skillful culinary team at Yu Chu restaurant will prepare a luxurious one-of-a-kind menu including Crispy Fish in Home-Made Superior Light Soy Sauce, Black Pepper Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork Belly with Green Apple, Tempura Lychee stuffed with Crab Meat and Wok-Fried Shrimp with Pinenuts on Lettuce. Food lovers will be delighted by authentic Chinese flavors, Dim Sum delicacies, Beijing Duck and All you can eat Hot Pot as part of Yu Chu restaurant, located on the first floor of InterContinental Asiana Saigon.

Sam Leong Culinary Ambassador signature dishes priced start from VND 140,000++. Available daily for both lunch and dinner

For more information or to make reservation, please call +84 8 3520 9099 or email to