Monday, December 7, 2009

Photo Updates


Last Tuesday we met to discuss a video project, here are some images, we'll soon have the video ready

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Next week we'll be launching three weekly photo sections:
1. a series on the great variety of ingredients used in all of Bep's dishes and drinks
2. a series on the board we use to advertise the specials
3. a series called "What is Marcos wearing today"

Special for this week! Bo Kho- Vietnamese beef Stew!

At Bep we try to use as much ingredients of the season. In Fall Apples are everywhere so we are integrating some apples in a roll dish- We will call it Goi Cuon Tao- Summer roll with apple- I guess we could it Autumn roll. ( Roll filled with apples, Pork and Shrimp with vermicelli).
What better when it is cold than a good bowl of Beef Stew- We would propose the Vietnamese Beef stew cooked with lemongrass, tomatoes, Star Anise served with Fresh Thai Basil and either toasted bread or rice noodles!

We love that mix!!!

We really enjoy the music mix made by Pocketknife and Don Vu for Gargyle. We would play it starting tonight at Bep. You can download it to that site.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We are launching 3 weekly photo updates on the blog and on facebook, we call them bepxercises, or something like that. Also, later today I'll be posting the pictures of last Monday's roadtrip to Chinatown. Spoiler warning! Marcos did something ridiculous, An revealed a secret ingredient of that day's special and Jose recorded a fight between two very angry dudes.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cari Ga hoac Cari Chay! Spice it up today!

Tonight Bep's special is Cari Ga hoac Cari Chay- Vietnamese Curry with Chicken or Vegetarian!
Bon Lundi a tous.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tet trung thu-Moon celebration.

Strolling around Chinatown this week, I noticed the abundance of Pomelos. In Asia Pomelo is the represention of the moon. So I decided to do a salad that I love the Goi Buoi- Pomelo Salad, it is a classic Vietnamese dish. Just need some extra lanterns and the Moon celebration would be completed.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Shine like a star( fruit).

Today I was strolling around Chinatown looking for new exciting ingredient and I found some beautiful starfruit (khe in Vietnamese). I decided that today special would be a starfruit salad. The sour of the starfruit would be balanced with the sweetness of the sauce and the shrimps.
Bonne Journee a tous!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Lunch Special

Banh Mi Trung - Egg Omelet Sandwich....Simple, yet, sooo good!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Kick off the week with this special...

Grilled eggplant topped with shrimp, eggs, fresh herbs, and mouthwatering fish sauce. Come by and give it a try!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Special for the week of the 17th of August.

The ingredient of this summer at Bep was the watermelon (watermelon salad, watermelon juice and watermelon popcicles) . This week we are adding an extra ingredient to this great summer ingredient, it is the Pineapple.
The special is a Watermelon and Pineapple salad.
Today is going to be hot, we would have our great Watermelon juice and the Vietnamese Arnold Palmer.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Special for this week and new August hours!

The special for this week is:
Banh Tap: Grilled Pork over Shrimp cracker and steam rice crepe

New Hours for August:
Monday: 12-10pm
Thrusday: 6pm-10pm

Monday, July 27, 2009

Special Monday July 27th.

The Special today is a green papaya and green mango salad with shredded beef jerky or shrimp served with shrimp crackers.
To refresh your thrist today we have our homemade Watermelon juice and a Vietnamese version of Arnorld Palmer!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Specials for Monday 20th of July.

Special dish: Green Papaya Salad
Special drinks: Watermelon Juice and Longan drink

Monday, July 13, 2009

Special for monday July 13th!!!

This week special refreshing drinks Watermelon juice, spicy minty limeade and Rose wine from Aix en Provence! Dish Special is Bun Cha Ca- Catfish over vermicelli!! 
Rose from le Pays d'Aix. The marriage between the rose wine and the special dish "Catfish over vermicelli would be perfect! 
Vive la revolution!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Special for this week.

The special dish this week is a watermelon, green mango salad with shrimp and pork. We will have this week some refreshing drink like watermelon juice and minty jasmine ice tea. Have a good week.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

In honor of Independence Day, Bep will be closed Saturday July 4th. Hope to see you Monday!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Special for this week.

The special dish this week is a watermelon, green mango salad with shrimp and pork. We will have this week a refreshing drink like watermelon juice. Have a good week.

Monday, June 22, 2009

today is CREPE Day!!!!

This Monday is Crepe day! The special today is Banh Xeo- Vietnamese crepe filled with beansprount pork and shrimp. We have also the pleasure to host our friend Nan from France, who is going to make his "famous" traditional French crepe as dessert. His recipe comes from the famous chef in France Jacques Antoine Dufour. So if you want to enjoy some tastes of Vietnam and Bretagne, come by Bep. An and Nan

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

BIG NEWS!!! Bep is opening more nights!

We are very excited to announce that...beginning Thursday, June 18th, we will be open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for the summer from 6 pm to 10 pm! We will continue to be open on Mondays from noon to 10 pm as usual.
We hope to see you and satisfy your stomach this summer!
Thanks for all your support!
For the first opening of the Thrusday Dinner we had a special visit from our friends the band Phoenix. They came to eat at Bep before their show at the Williamsburg music hall.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tiki Barber at Bep.

On monday June 16th, we had the pleasure to serve Tiki Barber, the former running back of the NY Giants. As I grew up in France I mainly follow soccer but since I moved to US, my cousin Don VU (co-owner of Gargyle convert me to Football and I spent a lot of sundays with him following football but still love soccer more ;).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

June 8th Special:

Banh Uot thit nuong- Steamed rice crepe with grilled pork
Bun Cha Ca-Pan seared tumeric catfish and dill over vermicelli.
Bon Lundi a tous.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

June 1st Specials

Bun Cha Ca - Grilled tumeric catfish and dill over vermicelli
Goi Bep - Mango, cabbage, banana blossom salad with shrimp and pork

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Special for Memorial Monday may 25th

Special for Memorial day.
Bun Cha Ca- Vietnamese Grilled Catfish with fresh dill over vermicelli.
Have a good Memorial day.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday May 18th 2009 specials are:

Goi Xoai- Mango Salad with red cabbage 
Mi Xa Xui Tom- Egg Noodle with Shrimp and BBQ pork soup.
Bon Lundi

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Specials for Monday May 11th.

Monday May 11th 2009 specials are: 
Goi Xoai- Mango Salad with red cabbage 
Mi Xa Xui Tom- Egg Noodle with Shrimp and BBQ pork soup.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bep on Phoenix's blog

Last monday we got a surprise visit from our good friend Christian from Versailles (one of the members of Phoenix) who came to eat at Bep. Please, go to see their shows in June in NYC and all over US.
Bep is also on their blog.
Lisztomania one of their songs on their newest album 1901 on youtube:
Y avait du monde de Versailles dans Williamsburg lundi dernier. Super visite surprise de Christian des Phoenix. On adore leur musique et surtout des potes sympas.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monday May 4th Special

The special for Monday May 4th will be mango and cabbage salad with pork and shrimp or vegetarian style!
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Le special du jour du Lundi 27 avril.

For this monday April 27th, we will have as specials, a refreshing mango and cabbage salad ( Goi Bep ) and we will serve a tasty Banh Flan ( creme caramel) during dinner. Come early for a seat outside! 
A Lundi.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


On Monday, April 20th we are introducing a NEW SPRING MENU!
We've added a few new dishes to our menu since they were so popular as specials: 
Banh Mi Ga Xa Ot - Grilled spicy lemongrass chicken banh mi 
Bun Ga Xa Ot - Spicy lemongrass chicken over vermicelli 
Cuon Chay - Vegetarian spring rolls 
Bun Chay - Vegetarian Vermicelli bowl (Shitake, cabbage, tofu) 
Banh Mi Chay - Vegetarian banh mi

Hope to see you monday!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Specials for Monday April 13th.

Banh Mi Ga Xa Nuong- Grilled lemongrass chicken Banh Mi
Bun Chay- Vegetarian Vermicelli w/ Shitake and Cabbage.
Bon Lundi a tous.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Specials for Monday April 6th.

For this monday, we are going to propose 3 specials dishes: 
Banh Mi Ga Nuong- Grilled Chicken Banh Mi (Sandwiches)
Bun Ga Xa Ot- Spicy Lemongrass Chicken over vermicelli
Bun Tom Thit Nuong- Grilled pork and shrimp over vermicelli (only at night).
Bon appetit and maybe see you on monday!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 30th special

Monday, March 30th special...Bun Ga Xa Ot - Spicy lemongrass chicken over vermicelli noodles.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Special March 23rd.

Monday March 23rd.... Mi Dac Biet-Egg Noodles with Pork and Shrimp Soup.
Bon Lundi.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

a small present

A small present of one of our happy customer left!! Thanks!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Monday, March 16th special

Monday, March 16th special...Bun Thang -Hanoi Chicken Soup with vermicelli noodles, shredded chicken, thin fried egg, and sliced pork.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 9th Special

The special for this Monday will be Bun Thang- Hanoi Chicken Soup with vermicelli noodles, shredded chicken, thin fried egg, and sliced pork. We would also like to mention that we now provide take-out! We'll let you know when we start delivering.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 2nd Special

The special for this Monday will again be Mi Dac Biet - Egg Noodles with Pork and Shrimp Soup. Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 27, 2009

First review on serious eats.

Bep just received its first review from the site Serious eats. I am glad that they like some of the dishes I made. It is very exciting however I would still have to work on improving on some dishes. I am working on setting a new menu for Spring.
I am currently in SF and I am discovering such amazing places to eat which are very inspirational. Here are few of them. I went to Bar Crudo focused on raw seafood dishes...un delice!!!! a big thank you to Andrew. I also went to an old SF instituion called Swan Oyster Depot...great raw bar for cheap with an old diner feeling.
Bon de retour sur NY pour ce lundi...salut!!!

"Pho in Williamsburg"


"one night only" from trend central

From trend central:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Already pass one month thanks to you!!!

Bep already pass a month, actually yesterday was the Sixth monday. So far Bep has been busy and full thanks to all of you who came to support and enjoy the food. So I just want to thank everyone for the support and I hope I will be able to satisfy more your appetite.
Bep a deja passe la barre du 1er mois, hier fut le 6eme lundi. Bep a ete plein grace a vous. Une petite dedicace a vous tous pour votre support et j'espere encore rassasier encore plus vos estomacs.
Merci-Thank you-Cam on

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Special for February 23th.

The special for this Monday is Mi Dac Biet, Egg Noodle with Shrimp and Pork Soup.
Bon Appetit.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I met last Monday at Bep a guy, his name is Nam. He is a French- Vietnamese like me and it seems he is really into "charcuterie", he is making terrines, rillettes et boudin. I am a huge fan of boudin noir. Boudin noir is a sausage made out of pig blood. It is delicious especcially with sauteed apples. I hope to try his boudin soon. Please come to check his blog.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Special for Monday February 16th

Special for President's day-February 16th.
Ca-Ri Ga: Chicken potato and carrot curry served with Bread or Vermicelli.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"one night stands"

Special for February 9th.

Due to last week's good turnout, the special for Monday, February 9th is Bo Kho (Beef stew with carrots) served with bread or rice noodles.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Special for Monday February 2nd.

Bo Kho  Vietnamese Beef Stew with lemongrass and star anise served with Bread or Rice Noodles.
Bon appetit!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bep is online somewhere other than my own blog!
Back to the stove!!!!

Chuc Mung Nam Moi.

Bep is wishing everyone Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy New Year). We were open on Lunar New Year's Day. More and more people came to celebrate the beginning of the year of the Ox.
The special dish served on that day was Thit Kho Trung (caramelized braised pork belly) with pickled bean sprouts. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Menu for Tet, Monday January 26th

Chả Gìo fried spring rolls
Xá Xíu Cuốn barbecued pork rolls

Phở Bò   Tonkin Beef Noodle Soup
Hũ Tiếu Saigon Pork and Shrimp Noodle Soup

Vermicelli Bowls: 
Bún Thịt Nướng grilled pork
Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Gìo grilled pork and fried spring rolls

Bánh Mì : (Vietnamese Sandwiches)
Bánh Mì Thịt Nướng Grilled Pork sandwich
Bánh Mì Xá Xíu Bbq Pork sandwich

To celebrate the new year of the OX, we will be offering a traditional Lunar New Year dish.
Thit Kho Trung Caramelized Braised Pork Belly and Eggs

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Merci tout le monde, thank you everyone.

I would like to thank everyone for your support of Bep and for coming to Bep on the opening day, Monday 19th January 2009. The first opening turned out to be a great and promising beginning thanks to you all! I will continue to try satisfying your stomaches!
Merci beaucoup, Cam on (thank you in Vietnamese).

Monday, January 19, 2009

This is it!

Today is the big day! Bep is open at 11 am. Preparing for this day was challenging, but exciting! Thank you to all of our friends and supporters!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Menu for Monday January 19th 2009.

Chả Gìo fried spring rolls
Xá Xíu Cuốn barbecued pork rolls

Phở Bò   Tonkin Beef Noodle Soup
Hũ Tiếu Saigon Pork and Shrimp Noodle Soup

Vermicelli Bowls: 
Bún Thịt Nướng grilled pork
Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Gìo grilled pork and fried spring rolls

Bánh Mì : (Vietnamese Sandwiches)
Bánh Mì Thịt Nướng Grilled Pork sandwich
Bánh Mì Xá Xíu Bbq Pork sandwich

* I may have a special if I find some nice fresh produce from the market.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

BEP's logo

A special thank you to Lauren, Megan, and Alisha for helping to design the perfect logo. I feel a special connection to this logo. The colors are true to my Vietnamese origin and the dove represents Peace - the meaning of my name, An.

Finally! The BEP is open!!!

The long awaited BEP is finally having its first opening this MLK day: Monday, January 19th from 11 am to 10 pm.  
Simple Cafe, a cozy French eatery, will be taken over by BEP every Monday. For now, it will be open exclusively on Mondays.
I will be taking control of the bep (kitchen in Vietnamese) and will be serving Vietnamese staples like Pho, Hu Tieu, Cha Gio, and Banh Mi.
For a quick bite, I recommend that you grab a Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich). BUT, nothing could be better than a nice, hot, steaming bowl of Pho (Tonkin beef noodle soup) or Hu Tieu (Saigon pork and shrimp noodle soup) during this arctic winter...
Every week, I will be posting the menu for the upcoming Monday as there may be changes and specials. 

* BEP, at Simple Cafe: 346 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Corner of Bedford Ave. and S. 3rd)
   Hours: 11 am - 10 pm

Hope to see you here or there!