Ursula Heinzelmann

Monsieur Vuong - The Cookbook

Presented by Dat Vuong, with photographs by Manuel Krug
(German title: Monsieur Vuong)
ca. 208 pages
Ursula Heinzelmann
Foto: Ursula Heinzelmann
© Manuel Krug

Ursula Heinzelmann is a trained chef, sommelière, successful gastronome, journalist and writer with a special focus on culinary and wine-related subjects. She co-edited the Oxford Companion to Cheese, is a member of the Guild of Cheesemakers and co-organiser of several culinary festivals.

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There is a restaurant in the Alte Schönhauser Straße 46 in Berlin-Mitte that became an international place of pilgrimage many years ago: Monsieur Vuong’s restaurant.

His image hangs on the brightly orange coloured wall and today his son Dat manages the establishment that sees long lines in front of it on a regular basis. Not to anyone’s surprise, as the food is delicious and of a comforting, unpretentious simplicity. The dishes are authentic, because Dat Vuong prepares them in his mother’s tradition and consistently returns to his Vietnamese roots. And it’s about time to celebrate Dat Vuong with his own cookbook.

If you’ve tried Monsieur Vuong’s once, you’re certain to return time and time again. And if you’ve met Dat Vuong even once, you’ll want to hear the story that has led to this success. And that’s where Monsieur Vuong - The Cookbook comes in with 40 easy to replicate recipes straight from the kitchen and a myriad of inspirational ideas on Vietnamese cuisine and culture.


»Berlin’s ›godfather‹ of upbeat Indochinese pit stops, Monsieur has been copied many times – the concept is just that good.« Lonely Planet

»Monsieur Vuong, with its chic interiors, central Mitte location and flawless pho stock, is a guidebook darling and has set a template for plenty of passable copycats.« TimeOut

»This very cool restaurant is not only a hit with the 'In crowd' of Berlin but, without name-dropping too much, the likes of Bruce Willis are known to pop in when in Berlin.« Local Life

»Best meal in Berlin. Everything was fresh and vibrant in this super cute casual spot.« Food Expectations