“With sheer determination and a great attitude, the team at Laos Buffalo Dairy are producing excellent cheese in Luang Prabang, sharing the economic and nutritional benefits with the community, and developing healthier breeds of milking buffalo,” Sachasinh says. “In Vietnam, Victor Ceano-Vivas Savall is a mad genius. He can MacGyver any contraption. He employs his neighbors, many of whom had no idea what a ‘bonbon’ was; now they work alongside him with passion, precision and lots of laughs.” Watch for Thai kombucha start-ups, like Fresh De Ka and Chiang Mai Kombucha. Instagram: @rachna_sachasinh.
There's an artisanal push with food across the region, where locally grown ingredients combine with foreign know-how to create a true taste of Southeast Asia.