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Re: “For a Lesson in Vietnamese Eats, Head to The Temple Club

That's a very well written review. I love the place and would eat there every night if I could. As for the inevitable "cultural appropriation" meme, I think that's a non-issue for a couple of reasons: First, Temple Club does the culture justice by being so loyal to the recipes. He hasn't watered the food down for American tastes, or used it for inspiration for a bunch of fusion dishes. Secondly, Geoff went all-in on the culture. His wife is Vietnamese, he spent 16 years there and he has adorable bi-racial children. What you're seeing at the restaurant is the result of a love affair, not a commercial grab.

Posted by Berkeley Choate on 12/06/2017 at 10:09 AM

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