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 Xuan, 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, Xuan 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 Xuan
Photo: Courtesy of Xuan

Nguyen’s Vietnamese signature dishes at Xuan 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.

Xuan is set to soft open on July 6, 2020

Xuan

Restaurant, $, Vietnamese, Wan Chai

Address: G/F, 18 Lun Fat Street, Wan Chai

Tel: +852 2891 1177

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