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LA Confidential has posted an conversation between Chloe Tran, the mastermind behind downtown Culver City's East Borough restaurant, and Kimmy Tang, the entrepreneur behind 9021Pho.
Here's what Tran has to say about what sets Vietnamese food apart from other Asian cuisines:
A lot of times, you’ll find that Southeast Asian foods like Malaysian or Thai get cooked down a lot, and the vegetables lose their essence. With Vietnamese food, the freshness and fresh produce make it very unique.
On what she would consider to be her signature dish:
Our pho baguette, a banh mi pho dish that started in our Costa Mesa location. It’s like a French dip, with the ingredients of pho bo on a French baguette. At first, people are kind of “yay or nay” on it, but once they try it, they realize it’s genius.
And on what's next for the menu at East Borough:
At East Borough, we’re taking a lot of winter dishes and replacing them with spring-friendly items; although I’m really proud of our menu right now, so I’m not going to do a full-menu flip.
Read the whole article HERE.
East Borough is located at 9810 Washington Blvd, in downtown Culver City.