VICE Magazine - The Munchies Issue has talked to Anh Lê about traveling to Denmark as a boat refugee, about winter bathing, stress and about finding the beauty of a vegetable garden.
“I meet Anh Lê in the heart of her company – Restaurant LêLê in Vesterbro in Copenhagen. She says my name with that kind of familiar tone, as if we were old classmates. The restaurant opened its doors in 2003 when Copenhageners had not yet discovered that the spring rolls could be raw, and that the herbs were not just for decoration. On the contrary, they were more expensive than the meat on the plates, so Anh Lê had to go down to the tables and explain to her guests that mint and coriander could also be eaten. The guests welcomed her. The queue for the restaurant, which Anh Lê opened with her three brothers, often stretched far down the street, and in 2006 they opened a new larger restaurant 200 meters further down Vesterbrogade …… ”
Read the full article here (In danish) – https://munchies.vice.com/en/article/qvpbp5/den-vietnamesiske-pippi-langstroempe-der-kabte-et-foraarsrulleimperie
Photo by Ida Wang