Da Kao

This week, we will be eating at three different Asian restaurants. ¬†One Vietnamese, one Japanese, and one Thai. The first of the three is Da Kao, a local Vietnamese restaurant that is the favorite of the majority of Morningside’s Vietnamese students. Located on West 7th Street, Da Kao is an unassuming building–a hole-in-the-wall, as many students described it–but as usual with this type of restaurant, the outside didn’t match the quality of the food or the cleanliness inside. Many of the students ventured into unfamiliar territory when entering Da Kao; the majority of them had never eaten Vietnamese food, and I encouraged them to try something new. Many of them did! Here are some accounts of their first stab at Vietnamese food: