Viet-Cajun oysters that pack a spicy, garlicky punch. Crispy-chewy fried flat rice noodles served with a smoky beef rib so tender and flavorful you’ll still be thinking about it days later. A whole fried fish of the day so incredibly succulent you’ll be scavenging whatever meat remains on the bones long after you’re done devouring it. These mouthwatering offerings and others are what keep loyal diners returning for more at co-chefs Christine Ha and Tony J. Nguyen’s modern Vietnamese hot spot.
Ha (a.k.a. “the blind cook” and winner of “MasterChef” season three) and Nguyen (who’s set to reopen his popular Saigon House sometime next spring) launched their collaborative venture in late 2020 with a menu that successfully infuses their favorite traditional Vietnamese dishes — like braised pork belly, shaking beef, and congee — with a bit of Gulf Coast flare. The result is truly delicious food that honors the chefs’ Asian and Texas heritages.