Produced by Monica Rogozinski
Tuan Phung and his family/team opened Bahn Mi and Bottles with the help from his father, who is a head chef at the legendary Pho Ha on 6th and Washington Ave. The restaurant’s ultimate goal is to bring a whole new way to experience authentic Vietnamese street food.
They serve Vietnamese classics like Phở and Bánh Mì made with authentic ingredients but with a contemporary approach to presentation. Everything at the restaurant is made fresh and infused with Vietnamese flavors, including their original cocktails and sodas. B & B offers an impressive selection of beers that can be paired with the food or purchased to go.
Tuan Phung tells Friday Arts about his experience going back home to visit, and how proud he is to see Vietnam change from the struggling post war country of his childhood to a thriving and open society that has a dynamic and fun cultural life to offer.