Xin Chao, 2310 Decatur, softly opened September 25 in the Sawyer Heights area. The modern Vietnamese restaurant comes from Christine Ha, Tony J. Nguyen and John Suh. Ha is best known as ” The Blind Chef” who won the third season of Master Chef in 2012. She and husband Suh opened The Blind Goat at Bravery Chef Hall in 2019 and quickly earned accolades including being a James Beard Award semi-finalist nod for Best New Restaurant 2020. Now, she has teamed up with Saigon House chef and owner, Tony Nguyen, to showcase their Vietnamese-American heritage and culinary skills with a contemporary approach to traditional Vietnamese dishes with a touch of Texas BBQ and eventually Gulf Coast seafood.
The menu will have seasonal rotations but a look at its online menu shows a sample of starters such as Not Our Ma’s Eggrolls, a blend of both chefs’ mothers’ recipes with