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A new generation of renegade Vietnamese chefs breaks through

Innovative cuisine movement is firing shots being heard all over Asia

Hanoi-born chef Hoang Tung, center, leads the kitchen staff at the maverick high-end restaurant A by Tung. Located in the hipster-gentrifying Tan Dinh ward, Tung's restaurant exemplifies the new generation of Vietnamese chefs who are daring to reconceptualize the country's culinary traditions, with a side of their own personal histories and experiences. (Photo by Mervin Lee)

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Last April, a shot rang out in Asia's culinary world, its echo still resonating across the continent.

For the first time in its decadelong history, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list shone a spotlight on Vietnam, ranking contemporary Ho Chi Minh City eatery Anan in 39th place and formally acknowledging it as the country's most innovative restaurant.

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