Yes, you’re reading that correctly; the name of this local BBQ joint is actually Lau Nuong Henry. But despite not having a very authentic-sounding name, good ‘ol Henry serves up some pretty tasty food.
In the ever-more-popular-by-the-day ‘hot pot and grill’ restaurant genre, it’s a bit difficult to stand out. After all, the customer does all the cooking; the restaurant merely supplies the raw ingredients and makes sure my beer has a fresh da in it. In the end, it really just comes down to having fresh food at a reasonable price, and Henry does a decent job at both.
It can be a bit daunting going out to a place like this with just two people. There’s so many items on the menu, they all look good, but who’s gonna eat it all? That’s why I really appreciated Henry’s ‘combo meal’ (Ronald McDonald would be impressed) which included some pork balls (think sausage balls, not pig testicles), goat breast and little fish that are skewered whole, called ca keo. We also got a side of octopus along with a hot pot. Good thing the combo meal was just samplers.
Check it out at 180 Phan Dang Luu.
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