Last week, FH and I were lucky enough to have dinner with Kirk of mmm-yoso, who generously made time in his super busy work schedule to spend an evening with us.
We’ve been to Que Huong once before, but didn’t really know what we were doing on our first visit as our knowledge of Vietnamese cuisine is pretty limited.
Last time we ate with Kirk, we had a wonderful meal at Sushi Yaro which I didn’t document. I’ve regretted it ever since because on subsequent visits I couldn’t remember everything he had ordered. So this time, I made sure to snap a few quick pictures so I can remember what to order next time.
We left the ordering to Kirk since he’s very familiar with Que Huong and their best dishes. Once again, we experienced some wonderful food and Kirk was so knowledgeable about each of the dishes and how to eat them. Hopefully I got the names right on each of the dishes
Seasoned Escargot in coconut juice
I haven’t really eaten snails before still in their shell. Kirk demonstrated the technique for sucking these out of the shell. There really wasn’t much meat in each one but the sauce was really good. It was a coconut curry sauce that I really enjoyed with rice.
I believe this was a papaya salad though I don’t see it on the menu. The strips of fruit were mixed with a shrimp paste sauce that I really liked. It was also mixed with chili peppers.
Chicken wings in tamarind sauce
I know these were wings, not sure which sauce. I remember it being slightly sweet so I’m guessing tamarind. We loved the wings last time we were here and loved them again. Nice and crispy on the outside and the different sauce variations are a welcome relief from the usual wing offerings.
Grilled wild boar. The boar was served with rice paper and a plate full of lettuce, mint, cucumbers, pickled carrots and pineapple, and some rice noodles, allowing you to create your own wrap. It was pretty fun and I thought the bed of greens and fruit were a good accompaniment with the boar meat. But it was also quite filling to eat it as a roll.
Catfish in claypot
The fish was served with a caramelized sauce I really liked
There was a lot of food and we thoroughly enjoyed everything as well as the company. You can read the menu from my first post. Thank again Kirk for introducing us to so many great dishes and taking the time out of your busy schedule to have dinner with us!
Kirk’s posts on Que Huong can be found here.