Thursday, December 8, 2011

Saigon Traffic

Sometimes people ask me to describe Saigon (HCMC). The most mesmerizing thing I could think is certainly the traffic, the constant flow of mopeds, motorcycles. People in LA live in their cars, people from Saigon live on their mopeds. That is a big part of the energy of that city without it Saigon won't be what it is. Here is a video of the constant flow of Saigon.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire.

If you are in Paris, please come check it out the International Festival of Food Photography, this year the exhibition is dedicated to Street Food.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bep is harvesting new vintage in Burgundy!

End of September- beginning of October it is the period called les vendanges in France -Wine harvest. This year our Sous Chef Marc Arthur Baralla went back home in Bourgogne- Burgundy- home of the Pinot Noir. That region is mainly known for the delicate taste of the Pinot Noir like Romanee Conti, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny ( vineyards I used to harvest when I was teenager). However Marc went back to his roots in the terroir he grew up of Chassagne Montrachet and Massagne/Santenay. He harvested in some exquisite Organic and Biodynamic vineyards. Following his advices, we will serve soon some Biodynamic and Organic wines.
Please also read that article explaining the particularity of Burgundy and check the photos of Marc at work.
Bonnes Vendanges a tous!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Great Bep's dish drawing

Drawing of Bep's Canh Ga- our delicious and special chicken wings!

We love that blog and all the drawings of the dishes from a lot of delicious New York eateries! These drawings really make us hungry. Bravo!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ummm....Thit Heo Kho.

That dish is probably one of my favorite dish to eat and to make. Here is a Nytimes comforting and pair with some beansprouts pickles.... Ngon het 1 ( so good...number 1 in Viet).

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bep is back to NYC!

After a trip to Tuscany and Corsica, Bep is back in the kitchen of Simple Cafe for new dishes! Come by to see us at Simple Cafe or at Smorgasburg Food Market.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bep will be closed from Friday 15th of July to Friday 29th of July!

Bep is going to be closed on friday 15th of July, we will be reopend on Friday 29th of July 2011. We won't be at Smorgasburg neither for that period of time. See you guys back on Friday 29th of July! Thank you all for your support!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bep-" It's my life NYC "trailer

"It's my life" series are a serie of films portraying people's life and lifestyle in different cities all around the world. Bep and An were selected for one of the portraits in NYC. You can follow An through his food shopping, his motorcycle rides through the 5 boroughs, An in search of new food inspiration or him cooking at Bep.
The series is going to be shown on French TV soon this year. You can watch in the meantime a trailer. Enjoy!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Come to visit us this saturday at the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg! It is the new Williamsburg Farmers market!! So exciting!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Luckyrice Market

Last May 4th, we participated to the Luckyrice Night Asian Market. We got to share our foods with 2000 people and got to try a lot of foods from different vendors like Asia Dog, An Choi, Ma Peche.... We were serving Mango-cabbage salad, sticky rice with chinese sausage balls and ginger candy?sesame brittle rice pudding. We also got the pleasant opportunity to share a great moment with Ma Peche( Momofuku restaurant in Midtown) and its chef Tien HO. We would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff of Luckyrice for setting up this event and our beloved customers who come everyweek to the Bep to support our efforts.
Please check some photos of the event.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Luckyrice Asian Night Market

Come to join us at the Luckyrice Asian Night Market this wednesday May 4th evening in DUMBO NY.
Check out this video of the Luckyrice 2011 Night market:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bep and Motocross

As some people may know, An, Chef of Bep is a big Motocross( MX) fan and motorcycle fan in general. For the beginning of the 2011 Motocross season, Bep is going to support the Mc Duf Pro team in the OPC motocross Championship! The OPC motocross championship gathers pro-riders and amateurs from US and Europe on some amazing tracks. The philosophy of the OPC championship is a get together between good friends around motocross, good food and great wines. An is going to be back to the OPC races in May and will represent the colors of BEP and of NYC. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast do not hesitate to cheers for An or talk to him regarding MX. Here are few pictures of the OPC and of Bep supporting MC Duf pro team.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bep's Bun Thit Nuong by An

Video by delicious tings: How to make a Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio- Vermicelli with grilled pork and fried roll.