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Ha’s Đặc Biệt

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After a recent stint in Paris and a few big-deal residencies around NYC last year, this Vietnamese pop-up finally has its own storefront on the Lower East Side. Until the end of March 2022, Ha’s Đặc Biệt is selling egg-scallion bánh mì on crusty rolls, oysters glossy with green chili nuoc mam, and ginger-heavy rice porridge that’s comforting enough to make you a kinder, more empathetic person. The setup here is better suited for casual scenarios than hot dates, since you order at a counter and there are only a handful of places to sit. But the food is all exciting enough to warrant a visit, even if it’s by yourself on a random Thursday when you want to spend some quality time with a clam and rice salad coated in fermented anchovy sauce.

Hannah Albertine

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