Vietnamese food is distinct and extraordinary. The cooking relies on a balance of salty, sweet, sour and hot flavours, achieved through use of nuoc mam, a fermented fish sauce, cane sugar, the juice of kalamansi citrus fruit or tamarind and chilli peppers.
Dishes use heaps of fresh herbs but tend not to be overly spicy, as chilli sauces are served separately. From the new Rough Guide to Vietnam, we’ve picked ten essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.
My Xuyen features Cafe Sua Da , a popular, iced Vietnamese coffee and cream drink made at the table. Available also is BoBa tea which can be made in several flavors. It is a smooth iced drink with tapioca jewels in the bottom of the glass. Of course hot teas and coffees are offered.
My Xuyen replicates the home cooking and charm of an actual Vietnamese restaurant found in color of our home front, of our family home in Soc Trang Vietnam
My Xuyen translates to “My Country“ in English. The owners Spencer and Sam Hardin have one foot in America and one foot remaining in Vietnam.
Sam grew up in Soc Trang , South Vietnam and left for America in 1975 during the communist takeover . Spencer is a Vietnam era veterann who served in the U S Navy. The Hardins are well equipped to bring authentic Vietnamese flavors to our friends here in Kansas City. The original receipe for Soc Trang Noodles used in Pho Tai and other dishes is made from ingredients kept within the family for generations and never duplicated.
The Hardin and Tran families invite you to enjoy our family’s hospitality at “our country“ ,My Xuyen Vietnamese Cafe.