|Cultural blend: A scene from the show in which Vietnamese television presenter Danh Tùng showcases the dish he made from Japanese ingredients with Vietnamese spices and cooking styles, while sitting with some Japanese and Vietnamese people living in Japan. — Photo www.vtv.vn|
HÀ NỘI — A documentary series entitled Sắc Màu Nhật Bản (Colours of Japan) which showcases the best of Japanese gastronomy will be aired on Vietnamese television from February 3.
This is the second season of the show Colours of Japan. The first show was aired last year and aimed to highlight the natural beauty of Japan. The show is a joint production by Vietnam Television (VTV) and Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Television in documentary film making.
The eight-episode series will provide audiences with a taste of Japan. It presents the gastronomy of Japan, and the ways to combine Japanese ingredients with Vietnamese cooking techniques to create new and delicious dishes.
In the show, Vietnamese television presenter Danh Tùng will help audiences discover the gastronomy across seven Japanese prefectures and their specialities. The prefectures of Niigata, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Kagoshima, Oita and Fukuoka will be explored with journeys to those regions.
Following Tùng’s footsteps, audiences can also watch him cook, creating new and attractive dishes which are a combination of ingredients found in Japan and traditional Vietnamese cooking styles and spices.
He will also follow Japanese farmers and fishermen to look for ingredients.
The production team hopes to create a cultural exchange through the gastronomy of Việt Nam and Japan.
“In this new show, audiences can not only discover Japanese culture, but also meet with presenters of Japan’s TBS Television, Vietnamese restaurant owners in Japan and Vietnamese students studying in Japan. They share a lot of information about Japan as well as the life of Vietnamese people in Japan”, said Akira Izumi, Head of Global Business Development of TBS Television said.
Tùng said that these have been unforgettable experiences in his life.
“It is an excellent opportunity for me to discover the diversity of Japanese gastronomy as well as the beautiful landscapes here.”
“I’ve never enjoyed another country as much as Japan,” he said.
The eight episodes of the show will be screened on VTV3 (VTV’s Channel 3) starting from February 3, at 4pm on Fridays.
Each episode lasts 30 minutes.
They are part of a co-operation project between VTV and TBS to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Việt Nam and Japan.
The two television groups have co-operated to produce series such as Người Cộng Sự (The Partner) in 2013 and Khúc Hát Mặt Trời (The Sun’s Song), as well as the Sasuke Việt Nam game show, which have also been shown on VTV’s Channel 3. — VNS