Posts Tagged ‘Vietnamese cuisine’

At Last! A Zombie Apocalypse-Themed Food Truck!

Really, wasn't it only a matter of time? Among the many food trucks that have debuted in recent months, at last one of them is taking on zombies. Pho Junkies, which serves Vietnamese pho soup, is the "brain"child (Y&H apologizes) of high school buddies and Virginia natives Woo Jin Lee and Luan Vo. (Tagline: Better […]

Chef Eddie Huang Responds to Marion Barry’s ‘Dirty Asian’ Remarks

Eddie Huang, the outspoken D.C.-born, New York-based chef who recently dished out his popular bao buns during a pop-up event at Toki Underground, fired-off a blog rant today in response to Councilmember Marion Barry's controversial comments about the Asian-American operators of Ward 8 carryouts. For starters, Huang seeks to explain the mere existence of "dirty […]

Thanks Pho The Memories: Good Food, Fond Reflections on Fallen Chef at Vietnamese Pop-Up

They called it the "Thang-In-Cheek." This delicious cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, lime juice, plum syrup, thai basil, and a splash of soda, stood in fitting tribute to the late Toki Underground chef Thang Le, who tragically passed away last month—just days before he was scheduled to cook at a much-anticipated Vietnamese-themed pop-up event, dubbed […]

What To Eat Tonight: Pho Bo Tai Nam at Montserrat House

"Pho U," a planned Vietnamese pop-up restaurant at Montserrat House, was abruptly called off a few weeks back. For good reason, too—the chef, Toki Underground's Thang Le, had tragically died. Tonight, the pho goes on, with Marvin chefs James Claudio and Brendan L’Etoile at the helm. Menu highlights include crispy spring rolls ($7), garlic chicken […]

Monserrat’s Postponed ‘Pho U’ Pop-Up Is Back On

The previously planned pop-up event, "Pho U," which had been postponed in the wake of Toki Underground chef Thang Le's untimely death, has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Montserrat House, according to a flier that just arrived in the Y&H inbox. No immediate indication of exactly who'll be doing […]

Sooo 2011: The Bánh Mì Bonanza

City Paper's recent "Annotated Guide to 2011" delves into all sorts of tantalizing topics, including the sudden rise of bánh mì—now "the District’s overpriced and overly Americanized lunch du jour." Read all about it here. How will the Vietnamese hoagie fare in 2012? Stick your predictions in the comments.

This Can’t Be The Reason For Ba Bay’s Sudden Demise

Signage posted on the front door at the former Ba Bay this morning only adds to the mystery surrounding the contemporary Vietnamese eatery's sudden demise this week, vaguely attributed to "circumstances beyond our control." A broken water heater can't really be the reason, can it? Photo by Chris Shott

Pho Rent: Displaced Froggy Bottom Pub Plans To Relocate

George Washington University's plans to renovate the soon-to-be-vacated Kaiser Permanente offices at 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW spells doom for the longstanding Froggy Bottom Pub, home of cheap beer, pizza and pho. At least in its current location. In a year or two. But proprietor Hien Bui tells the GW Hatchet that she is looking for […]

BONMi Opens Today In Downtown D.C. [UPDATED]

D.C.'s newest Vietnamese sandwich joint, BONMi, opens at 11 a.m. on Monday at 900 19th Street NW. The operators will be giving away some 2,500 tickets for free lunches to be redeemed after opening week. [UPDATE: A rep for the restaurant clarifies that the free lunch certificates are solely for tenants of the building at […]

Sous-Vide Bánh mì? Makes Good Business Sense, Anyway

One thing that sets downtown D.C.'s latest bánh mì eatery, the playfully titled BONMi, apart from say, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, its Chipotle-backed contemporary: all the meats are prepared sous-vide. That is, sealed in airtight plastic bags and dunked into a warm water bath for hours and hours and hours. "It's probably the healthiest way […]