I participate in a weekly boys' night dinner with a few friends, and Far East Nashville has earned a spot in our regular rotation. Hang and her brother, Hau Nguyen, prepare family recipes from their native Vietnam, and though the menu is not as wide-ranging as some other local Vietnamese restaurants, the food is mighty good, and the ingredients are always fresh. Among our favorites: the pan-fried green onion tilapia, the lemon grass chicken, the spicy tamarind tiger shrimp and the decadent salt-and-pepper fried squid appetizer.
Check out this review by award-winning Scene food critic Carrington Fox. (I haven't yet congratulated her on the record yet, and couldn't pass up this opportunity to simultaneously flatter and embarrass her for all the world to see.)
And if you stop in, be sure to wish the Hang and Aaron happy anniversary and continued success.