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.
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.
Serving World’s Best Female Chef
Written by: Summer Le (Executive Chef of Nén) Something very special happened to me last week. My restaurant was visited by Chef Dominique Crenn (World’s Best Female Chef 2016, Executive Chef of Atelier Crenn which owns 3 Michelin stars). She’s the first female chef in the…
NÉN is one of the world’s best restaurants!
It is official: Nén is included in the World’s 50 Best Discovery project! The venues featured on 50 Best Discovery have all received votes from the experts who create the rankings of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, as well as Asia’s…
Featured dish: Fermented sea urchin noodles
Fermented sea urchin sauce used to be an extremely premium product that was served to the Emperors of the Nguyen dynasty. Nowadays, it is disappearing due to its scarcity, high cost and meticulous fermentation process. After a painstaking journey scouting for this sauce along the…
Featured dish: Tré
UMAMI IN THE SMALLEST DETAILS This bite-size snack is a part of our amazing amuse-bouches: #Fermented pork and pigs’ ear with #galangal, sesame seeds cradled in a piece of crispy rice cracker and finished with egg sauce. Don’t let its size fool you, this is the kind of…
Featured dish: Ginger ice cream and tofu pudding
Inspired by “đậu hũ nước đường”, a childhood treat of generations of Vietnamese, our Chef wants to bring that childhood flavor to the table in the reimagined version at Nén Restaurant: Silken tofu panna cotta with ginger ice cream and ginger syrup. This incarnation of…