Chef Duncan Ly opening Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Calgary

Dec 19 2017, 2:59 am

Chef Duncan Ly, previously at Hotel Arts and the Kensington Riverside Inn, has announced plans to open his own contemporary Vietnamese-Pan-Asian restaurant.

Oping for a late summer/early fall opening, Ly’s La Vong will boast an array of classic Vietnamese eats, as well as flavours often found in Pan-Asian cuisines, such as Chinese, Korean, and Thai.

Hanoi’s iconic grilled fish dish, Cha Ch La Vong, will be the signature item on offer, at what Ly hopes will be a “casual” and “comfortable” restaurant.

Other menu options will include charcoal grilled meats, wok-seared “shaking beef” with meat sourced from local producers, wok-fried Asian vegetables, and baby carrots in a caramelized lemon grass fish sauce.

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“The idea [behind the menu] is to expose diners to different Vietnamese cuisine that they would not get at your typical pho noodle shop,” says Ly.

Still in the process of finalizing the location of the restaurant, Ly was unable to disclose a fixed address at this time. However, Ly told Calgary Buzz that the eatery will be situated in the downtown area.

For further developments stay tuned to Duncan Ly’s social media pages.