Andrea Taviani is the founder and head ice cream experimentalist at SAPORI D’ITALIA. Let’s talk to him about life in Vietnam and making gelato that really satisfies!
Andrea’s Links: https://www.facebook.com/saporiditaliavietnam/ Instagram: @sapori__ditalia @aot81
Thomas’s Links: https://dxsaigon.com IG/TW: @dxSaigon
Table of Contents:
00:38 – Intro / Un Espresso
02:46 – Starting a Business in Vietnam
05:37 – Sourcing Ingredients
07:23 – Creating “Dolce Far Niente”
10:06 – Foreign Food Prices
12:03 – Doing Things The Old Fashioned Way
15:01 – Vietnamese Ingredients in Ice Cream
20:26 – Andrea’s Cultural Background
22:40 – The Most Challenging Thing So Far (construction)
25:20 – Cultural Differences
32:28 – Driving in Vietnam
39:27 – Foreign Ghettos and Assimilation
41:52 – Eating Local
43:14 – Ice Cream Reactions: Thomas and Saigonese
45:05 – Language Barrier and Learning Vietnamese
51:55 – Customer Satisfaction in Italian
01:05:10 – Goodbyes and Such
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