Rachna Sachas­inh

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia - - CONTRIBUTORS - WRITER “Homegrown De­lights”

“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.

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