Ho Chi Minh City, 10 April 2016, Hotel Nikko Saigon is delighted to host the 5th year Viva Mexico food promotion “CINCO DE MAYO” from 5 to 14 May 2016 at La Brasserie Restaurant.

Inspired by talented native Mexican Executive Chef, Viva Mexico has been an annual successful food promotion held at Hotel Nikko Saigon since 2012. This is a good opportunity to try the delicious cuisine for those with a special fondness for Mexican food.

All of fantastic Mexican favorites will be presented along with the La Brasserie’s usually extravagant seafood buffet dinner. Don’t miss Lamb Barbacoa, Chicken Enchiladas, Tacos Al Pastor, Cheese Quesadillas, Ceviche Acapulco, Ensalanda de Pollo, Cactus Salad with Tomato Salsa, Tres Leches cake and so many condiments which are all delicious and mouth-watering.

Live Latin music performance by lively and vibrant Cuban band – Luna Negra, in addition to amazing selection of Tequila, tasty cocktails will ensure guests truly unique dining experience.

Priced at 1,200,000 VND++ / person (*)

(*) Including free flow of Tequila, Sangria cocktail, Margarita Cocktail (Classic, Strawberry, Kiwi), house wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee. Price is subject to 5% service charge and 10% VAT.

La Brasserie, Level 2 Hotel Nikko Saigon

Dinner Buffet time: 18:00 – 22:30

 For more information or to make reservation, please call (08) 3929 5520 or email

About Mexican Food

 Mexican cuisine was declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010. Mexican cuisine is well known for its variety of flavors and colors, and combination of different spices and unique ingredients. Traditional Mexican food is based on corn, beans and different types of chili peppers.

Authentic Mexican food is thought to have been derived from Mayan Indians, who were hunters and gatherers. A common dish was corn tortillas with bean paste. Tropical fruits, wild game, and fish were also enjoyed in the early days of Mexican culinary history. In the mid 1300s, honey, salt, chocolate, and chili peppers were introduced to Mexican food.

When Spain invaded Mexico in the sixteenth century, new livestock such as cows, sheep, and pigs were introduced, as were garlic, various herbs and spices, wheat and dairy products. Other influences also played a part on the development of traditional Mexican food, including South American, West African, French, Portuguese, and Caribbean cuisines. A lot of traditional Mexican food includes beans and rice as ingredients.

The way Mexican food originates in one area is a reflection of the cultural, religious, and historical orientation, as well as its natural resources. Authentic Mexican recipes are very different to the inferior, high fat Tex Mex offerings found in fast food chains.

Mexican desserts are also very special and there are hundred types of cakes, puddings, and cookies to choose from. If you have not tasted real Mexican food, you are in for a treat when you try out some Mexican recipes!

 “We are excited to offer Mexican food promotion in La Brasserie” says Arturo Cristiane. “Mexico is my homeland where I grew up and experience all kind of traditional food there. Now, I am so proud to introduce to Ho Chi Minh City peoples the specialties and delicacies from my country combined with creative Vietnamese touch in order to please local guests. I am sure our guests will enjoy and experience Mexican cuisines served as dinner buffet at La Brasserie. Viva Mexico promotion is definitely a special occasion for gourmets who love to discover different cuisines around the world.”

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