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56254 05 Sep 2019

Shangri-la Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Welcomes Vietnamese Chef Thuy Pham at Hoi An

Chef Thuy Pham comes to the capital with a special menu for a three-night event dedicated to Vietnamese cuisine

Abu Dhabi, September 2019 – Coming all the way from London, Chef Thuy Pham, co-founder of The Little Viet Kitchen, visits Abu Dhabi for a three-day pop-up event from 26 to 28 September 2019.  Hosted at Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, the event features an exclusive menu with Thuy’s Vietnamese signature dishes.

Born in a small village in the south of Vietnam, Chef Thuy grew up surrounded by food, amidst livestock and fresh produce, with a wonderful variety of fruits, morning markets with freshly picked vegetables and the smells of traditional street food.  Chef Thuy and her family moved to London when she was eight.  There, she took her passion for Vietnamese food and ran a successful home business and eventually opened The Little Viet Kitchen.

Chef Thuy is known for her distinctive approach to Vietnamese cooking in the West, with an authentic core knowledge of Vietnamese culture and a deft understanding of the London restaurant and foodie scene.  Her mother plays a huge role in Chef Thuy’s inspiration; she will also be cooking with her daughter in the kitchen for the three-night event.

‘I am very excited to be in Abu Dhabi and to showcase my creations of Vietnamese flavours for the first time in the capital.  I always want the guests to see what makes Vietnamese cuisine so special through what I have to offer, and this is what I want to do at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri’, said Chef Thuy.

The Little Viet Kitchen has been a staple of the Islington foodie scene for over four years, receiving plaudits from customers, celebrities and chefs alike.  Chef Thuy was also invited to the Houses of Parliament in late 2018 to receive a Carbon Free Dining award for the restaurant’s work with the Green Earth Appeal.

The exclusive pop-up menu price starts from AED448 (food only), and AED598 with a beverage package.  For reservations, guests may call (971) 02509 8555 or send an email to


About Shangri-La Hotels and Resort:

Shangri-La Hotels and Resort, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000.  Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit