Chef Duc’s restaurants stand out in Hoi An for their color, character, and above all, great cooking. Inspired by the abundance of seafood, vegetables and herbs available in Hoi An, Duc’s food celebrates fresh, local ingredients and follows the Vietnamese philosophy of balancing the five senses, tastes and colors. Each plate tells the story of his own culinary journey – from Vietnam and back again.
Treat yourself to a meal at any (or all!) of Duc’s three restaurants in the Old Town:
Mai Fish – Set apart from the bustle of the street, the flower-strewn courtyard at Mai Fish is ideal for a relaxing lunch or intimate dinner. Duc drew from early memories of cooking alongside his mother to create his all-Vietnamese, ‘back-to-roots’ menu. Try the seafood hot pot, or any of the authentic, home-style dishes — each one as pretty as a watercolor.
Mango Rooms – Mango Rooms pulls off a playful vibe in an ancient shophouse on the edge of the Thu Bon River. The first restaurant Duc opened after returning to Vietnam, Mango Rooms’ fusion menu surprises with a fun-loving South American influence. Cozy balconies, bamboo sofas and vibrant colors invite cheerful get-togethers and long conversations.
Mango Mango – Spilling out over three floors and a terrace, Mango Mango brings a cosmopolitan touch to little Hoi An. Duc unleashes his exuberant energy in the kitchen, marrying fresh Hoi An produce with European techniques to create contemporary Vietnamese cuisine. Swing by the Whale Bar after dark from Tuesday to Saturday for exotic cocktails and live music.
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