HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen is holding a series of Sunday night dinners at Chicago’s White Oak Tavern & Inn through the month of July.

The room was filled with familiar faces, all there to show support and enthusiasm. Spotted that evening were Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkey, members of the Chicago Chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, and Michael Gebert of Fooditor. Read about what his sons did before dinner here.

HaiSous opens later this year.

HaiSous takeover at White Oak Tavern & Inn
HaiSous takeover at White Oak Tavern & Inn
Thai and Danielle Dang
Thai and Danielle Dang
Bar at White Oak Tavern & Inn
Bar at White Oak Tavern & Inn

Cocktails

HaiSous Menu
HaiSous Menu
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Rum Punch. CH Distillery Rum, smoked pineapple, Vietnamese 5 spice, lime, angostura
Hibiscus Cordial. (by HaiSous) Bourbon, orange, lemon, cinnamon
Hibiscus Cordial. (by HaiSous) Bourbon, orange, lemon, cinnamon

Dinner

HaiSous Menu
HaiSous Menu
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Gỏi Vịt. Banana blossom, rau răm (coriander), cabbage, ginger, poached duck
Da Vịt Rang Nước Mấm. Duck cracklings, caramelized fish sauce
Da Vịt Rang Nước Mấm. Duck cracklings, caramelized fish sauce
Tôm Chiên Muói Ớt. Prawns, salt, garlic, Thai chili
Tôm Chiên Muói Ớt. Prawns, salt, garlic, Thai chili
Tôm Chiên Muói Ớt. Prawns, salt, garlic, Thai chili
Tôm Chiên Muói Ớt. Prawns, salt, garlic, Thai chili
Tim Vịt Nướng. Grilled duck hearts
Tim Vịt Nướng. Grilled duck hearts
Cánh Gà Nướng Ớt. Grilled Chicken wings with chili
Cánh Gà Nướng Ớt. Grilled Chicken wings with chili
Cà Tím. Eggplant, shallots, nước mấm tỏi
Cà Tím. Eggplant, shallots, nước mấm tỏi
HaiSous
HaiSous

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Thai Dang
Thai Dang
Thai Dang
Thai Dang
Kitchen at White Oak Tavern
Kitchen at White Oak Tavern
Order up
Order up
Behind
Behind
Dining room at White Oak Tavern
Dining room at White Oak Tavern

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Bún Thịt Nướng. Noodles, pork, lettuce, herbs, peanuts
Bún Thịt Nướng. Noodles, pork, lettuce, herbs, peanuts
Grilled pork for Bún Thịt Nướng
Grilled pork for Bún Thịt Nướng
Bún Thịt Nướng. Noodles, pork, lettuce, herbs, peanuts
Bún Thịt Nướng. Noodles, pork, lettuce, herbs, peanuts
It is time to stand up and take photos of the fish head
It is time to stand up and take photos of the fish head
Đầu Cá Kho. Roasted salmon head, caramelized pork belly
Đầu Cá Kho. Roasted salmon head, caramelized pork belly
HaiSous takeover at White Oak Tavern
HaiSous takeover at White Oak Tavern

Dessert

Vietnamese Rice Pudding
Vietnamese Rice Pudding
Exotic fruit in pandan leaf-infused coconut milk
Exotic fruit in pandan leaf-infused coconut milk
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I asked for a bowl so I could see everything. I believe there was lychee, mango, macapuno coconut string and nata de coco. This reminded me of a Filipino dessert, Halo-Halo, which has the addition of finely shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk and some things like ube and corn. Yes, corn.
White Oak Tavern
White Oak Tavern
HaiSous takeover at White Oak Tavern
HaiSous takeover at White Oak Tavern

Info

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen1800 S Carpenter St, Chicago, ILcoming soon

White Oak Tavern & Inn | 1200 W Webster Ave, Chicago IL | 773 248 0200

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Posted by:Lou Stejskal

Introverted extrovert.

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