Nén is a hybrid between garlic and shallot and is an obscure spice only known about in the countryside surrounding Danang.
” Nén ” represents our Chef’s philosophy: to create tasty and beautiful dishes that highlight the unpopular, overlooked and otherwise disappearing ingredients/techniques in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
Or sometimes the inspiration simply comes from a memory that she holds dear. Throughout that process, we try not to lose our identity and stay true to the essence of Vietnamese cuisine: freshness and balance of flavors.
Born and raised in Da Nang, Summer Le has always had a genuine love for food and is often regarded as the “unofficial ambassador” for Central Vietnamese cuisine.
After a decade of culinary adventures ranging from food blogging to operating a Da Nang food tour to hosting on the Asian Food Channel and VTV, her passion for Vietnamese cuisine has evolved constantly and ultimately landed her at Nén where she can do what she loves most: freely express her creativity through food.
Home Made & Home Grown
Our goal is to produce as much ingredients by ourselves as possible. Most of the herbs, fruits and flowers that we use to cook with are home-grown in our ground and rooftop gardens.
We are also proud of our self-made range of ingredients such as fish sauce, pickles, chili sauce, liquors, etc. to ensure the best quality control and customisation.