Vietnam Comes to the East (Village)

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After a successful run as both a Hollywood VFX artist and creperie owner, Chef Stephan Brezinsky returned to the East Coast and opened Soothsayer, a modern Vietnamese restaurant on the edge of the East Village and Alphabet City in New York City. Born out of Brezinsky's goal to parlay his unique perspectives and experiences into a great neighborhood restaurant, his modern take on Vietnamese-French fusion is our focus in this episode of LUCKYFINDS:

SCALLOPS
GALANDAL, BLACK LIME

unnamed (6)Bummed because you missed happy hour oysters? This light and refreshing starter is perfect when you need relief from the summer heat. The galangal and black lime dressing enhances the freshness of the scallops without overpowering their natural flavor. Paired with a glass of wine, these scallops will quickly become your new summer favorite.

GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
HERBS, GINGER, FRIED SHALLOTS, PEANUTS

unnamed (8)No Southeast Asian meal is complete without a refreshing Green Papaya Salad. The flavors and textures of this dish are so lovely, our mouths are watering just thinking about it. The aromatic herbs and ginger paired with the crunch from the fried shallots and peanuts add variety and texture to this seemingly simple dish.

GRILLED COD
BANANA LEAF, COCONUT MILK, LEMONGRASS, GINGER

unnamed (9)If you're looking for a lighter dining option, then the Grilled Cod is the choice for you. The bright, bold lemongrass with coconut and chili will awaken your tastebuds and is easy on the waistline, with or without a bowl of rice.

FRIED RICE
DUCK SAUSAGE, SMOKED CHICKEN, APPLE

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Wait, apples? Do not let this unusual ingredient turn you away. Packed with crispy pieces of duck sausage and smoked chicken, this dish is unlike any fried rice you've had before. The apple adds a nice crunch and tartness that balances the richness of the meats.

BÁNH MÌ BURGER
BEEF & PORK, PICKLED CARROT & DAIKON, VIETNAMESE AIOLI, TARO TOTS

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There’s nothing more quintessential to Vietnamese cuisine than a classic bánh mì sandwich. Satisfy both your sandwich and burger craving with this spicy exotic twist: it tastes just like a bánh mì, even down to the slightly crunchy bun.


SOOTHSAYER
171 AVENUE A
NEW YORK, NY 10009
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