Eat: Cô Thành
2-4 Kau U Fong, Central
Thanks to the Vietnam episode of Anthony Bourdain’s TV show, No Reservations, “Lunch Lady” Nguyen
Thi Thanh’s food stall has become something of a Saigon icon. Good news for Hong Kong: Thi Thanh’s apprentice, Brian Woo of Three Monkeys, will be opening Cô Thành in Poho this month. Dishes to look out for include bun bo hue (spicy beef satay noodle soup), bun mam (Vietnamese seafood gumbo with three kinds of preserved fish and shrimp paste), and banh canh cua (tapioca noodles in a thick broth of crab, pork and mushrooms).