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Digest Modern Vietnamese Restaurant Xuân Soft Opens In Wan Chai This July

Modern Vietnamese Restaurant Xuân Soft Opens In Wan Chai This July

By Wilson Fok
By Wilson Fok
July 03, 2020
Former Chom Chom head chef John Nguyen’s new restaurant presents dishes with a Northern Vietnamese influence and craft cocktails

Celebrating the refreshing flavours of Northern Vietnam, chef John Nguyen, formerly head chef at Black Sheep Restaurants' Chom Chom, is opening Xuân, a modern eatery where his contemporary signatures and craft cocktails aim to win hearts and whet appetites.

Inspired by the 18th century female poet Hồ Xuân Hương, Xuân uses a contemporary approach for its take on Vietnamese cuisine. The all-day dining restaurant takes pride in its warm ambience, the interior filled with hard walnut wood furnishing complete with handmade bricks in three tones, while floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to permeate from the quiet Lung Fat Street.

Photo: Courtesy of Xuân
Photo: Courtesy of Xuân

Nguyen’s Vietnamese signature dishes at Xuân cover staples with a contemporary twist. Notable highlights include braised beef tongue salad;  chả g iò (crispy spring rolls); as well as the restaurant’s beef prime rib pho and chicken pho.  Guests can also indulge in the restaurant’s Xuan signature beef pho, where 12-hour slow-cooked Angus prime rib, braised beef tongue and oxtail are served in 24-hour simmered beef broth and rice noodles, together with Chinese fritter, pickled garlic, and house-made chilli sauce. Larger main courses such as cơm gà Hoi An chicken rice are available, where pulled meat from three-yellow chicken is served with duck egg, Vietnamese chicken meatloaf, pickled carrots and green papaya, turmeric-ginger rice and ginger nuoc mam.

Xuân is set to soft open on July 6, 2020


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