Vietnamese Cuisine on the Rise in NOLA

Crispy pork belly vermicelli noodle with egg at Mopho | YELP, John C. 

Crispy pork belly vermicelli noodle with egg at Mopho | YELP, John C. 

The Vietnamese population in NOLA has influenced quite an active culinary scene of pho and Viet-fusion eateries. Both residents and tourists can't seem to get enough of these flavors. Some restaurants, such as Pho Cam Ly are keeping their menu traditional by offering pho in the style of Northern Vietnam. However, there are restaurants, such as Mopho, which is spicing things up a bit.

Chef Michael Gulotta of Mopho, is a classical trained chef in french fine-dining. However, he has a passion for Vietnamese cuisine. His menu is traditional, but with a twist featuring pork belly dishes, tofo, cockscombs, bourbon beef cheeks, spring rolls, and chicken wings. Read More