Australian Embassy

Media release - 23 April 2019

Taste of Australia 2019


The Australian Embassy and Consulate-General in Vietnam will host the fourth Taste of Australia program in May 2019. Taste of Australia is the annual celebration of Australian  cuisine, culture and lifestyle throughout Vietnam, led by Taste of Australia Ambassador, Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen.

Taste of Australia 2019 will target Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Nha Trang. It will include community BBQs, a twilight cinema event, gala receptions featuring performances by Australian singer Deni Hines, a NOSH Supperclub Dinner prepared by five leading Australian chefs working in Ho Chi Minh City, a public food and wine show, a showcase by Adam Liaw – Masterchef Australia Winner 2010, and the fourth annual Taste of Australia Culinary Competition.

Taste of Australia 2019 will also showcase Australia now ASEAN 2019, the Australian Government’s flagship public diplomacy program. This year, Australia now celebrates the vitality, diversity and capability of youth across Southeast Asia, including in Vietnam.

Ambassador Craig Chittick said, “Taste of Australia showcases the best that Australia has to offer and brings this to the whole of Vietnam. It is a partnership between the Australian Government and Australian and Vietnamese producers, distributors, retailers, restaurants, and organisations”.

The third annual Taste of Australia in 2018 was a huge success, with 130 partners and sponsors supporting a diverse range of events across the country.

For more information and updates about these events and many more across Vietnam during May, visit the Taste of Australia Facebook page (

For further information about Australia now ASEAN 2019, visit Australia Now website (