A scene from the Sac Mau Nhat Ban show (Photo: vtv.vn)
 
 Hanoi (VNA) - A documentary series entitled Sac Mau Nhat Ban (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 the country and the ways to combine Japanese ingredients with Vietnamese cooking techniques to create new and delicious dishes.

In the show, Vietnamese television presenter Danh Tung 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 Tung’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 Vietnam 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 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.

Tung 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 cooperation project between VTV and TBS to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Vietnam and Japan.

The two television groups have cooperated to produce series such as Nguoi Cong Su (The Partner) in 2013 and Khuc Hat Mat Troi (The Sun’s Song), as well as the Sasuke Vietnam game show, which were also shown on VTV’s Channel 3.-VNA