Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen, a new restaurant focused on classic dishes from Vietnam, will soon make its Greenville Avenue debut.
A representative for the restaurant tells Eater that it will quietly make its debut in late July at 1907 Greenville Avenue, bringing a new destination for banh mi and bun bo hue to the neighborhood. According to a post from owner Carol Nguyen, the restaurant’s name is inspired by both Nguyen’s mother and the Vietnamese word for “delicious,” and the menu will feature a similar focus on familiar, comforting dishes.
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Today I was treated to a preview of the Bún bò Huế at Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen, opening soon in Lowest Greenville. Bún bò Huế happens to be my favorite Vietnamese noodle soup so I was delighted at Ngon’s invitation! Ngon’s takeout portions are incredibly generous, teeming with traditional sliced meats, flavorful seafood meatballs, pork blood cake, and probably the biggest piece of pork hock I’ve ever seen. Each order comes with a big bag full of fresh herbs, red cabbage, bean sprouts, lime wedges, and jalapeño slices, as well as a side of spicy chili paste and fermented shrimp paste. The broth is flavorful and tingly spicy, the cuts of meat are tender, the thick round noodles are slippery but still have a satisfying bite, and the crunch of the fresh herbs and veggies serve as the perfect counterpoint to the savory soup. I like my broth with some extra punch so I added a few dashes of fish sauce that I have at home as well as a few spritzes of fresh lime juice. Can’t wait to see what else Ngon has in store for Dallas, and as a resident of West Dallas, I would love to have a place to get BBH that isn’t too far of a trek for me! The restaurant is slated to open to the public soon for takeout and delivery.
As far as the food is concerned, look forward to options like banh mi stuffed with Vietnamese ham, shredded chicken, and sunny side up eggs. Also expect for the bun bo hue, a savory soup with tons of veggies and protein, to become a neighborhood favorite. According to Dallas food blogger Tiffany Tran, the bowl teems with pork blood cakes, seafood meatballs, sliced pate, fresh herbs, and more toppings inside a “flavorful and tingly spicy” broth.
Eater has reached out to Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen for more details on its arrival. Stay tuned for an official opening date.