Bún Bò Huế Lands on the Menu!
Bún Bò Huế, a central Vietnamese beef noodle soup popular for its balance of spicy, sour, and salty amidst the predominant lemongrass fragrance and flavor. And Chef Thai Dang's sister makes a KILLER version!
After a successful Phở Bò launch where Chef Dang's mother helmed the kitchen to serve the very first bowl of Phở Bò, big sister Chi Thu will take the reigns and serve her umami-laden version with house-made ớt satế. Her Ớt Satế is superior to all – often imitated, but never duplicated. Rarely made from scratch these days, this lemongrass-based chili saucewill be served as is common: with shaved banana blossoms, Vietnamese herbs, and lime.
Chef Dang, Danielle and Chi Thu look forward to introducing Chicago to a proper bowl of Bún Bò Huế on October 13 and 14 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Following this feature debut, Bún Bò Huế stays on to become a staple of the brunch menu alongside Phở Mẹ Tôi.
In the spirit of family and giving back, $1 from each order of Bún Bò Huế, Phở Bò, and Cánh Gà Chiên (Vietnamese-style fried wings) made during launch weekend will be donated to 'Connecting4Communities'. These funds will be allocated to help launch a project to repair the four viaducts that connect Pilsen and University Village. Once completed, the new infrastructure will provide a safe, clean, and beautiful passageway between the two communities for local residents and visitors. You may also make a direct donation via GoFundMe to read more details about the Viaduct Beautification project.