I had a yummy Vietnamese New Year's dinner (known as Tết) with my Brent, Jay, and Linyee at An Choi in the Lower East Side owned by my friends Tuan Bui & his brother Huy.
On the menu was:
Thit Heo Quay ~ Crispy Suckling Pig
Banh Chun ~ Sticky Rice Cake w/ Mung Bean & Pork Belly
Ga Rut Xuong ~ Roasted Whole Chicken stuffed with Country Pate & Prosciutto De Parma
Thit Heo Kho ~ Braised Pork Belly in Caramel Sauce
Ca Kho To ~ Salmon Steaks in Caramel Sauce
Do Bien Goi ~ Vietnamese Papaya Salad with Shrimp, Calamari, and Clam
Ca Chua ~ Pickled Leeks & Bitter Greens
Rau Muong Xao ~ Chinese Greens
Sup Mang Cua ~ Crab Asparagus Soup.
The regular fare at An Choi is one of the best homestyle Vietnamese I have had in NYC. Looking forward to going back for more!