There’s a somewhat new Vietnamese restaurant in Williamsburg, and eating there is sort of a surreal experience. While I have heard that the place was started up by couple of Vietnamese girls, the only people in there were white hipsters (including the waitstaff). It was nice to finally see a decent Viet place in Williamsburg, though. I was scared that we as an ethnicity weren’t quite hip enough for that crowd.
I got the banh xeo, which is a Vietnamese take on the French crepe: it’s made with rice flour and coconut milk and stuffed with ground pork and shrimp. You’re supposed to wrap pieces of it in lettuce to dip it in fish sauce, but they gave us mesclun. What the heck, guys? You can’t wrap shit in mesclun!