California Couple Aims to Demystify Vietnamese Food With New Restaurant

The new restaurant owners want to modernize and localize Vietnamese cuisine

The Cay Bistro is a quick-service restaurant in San Marcos, California.

Tan and Marya Chuong love Vietnamese food but they don’t always love how it’s made and sold in the United States.

For Tan, who was born in Vietnam, the ingredients used at local Vietnamese restaurants aren’t always healthful, and the decor can be cluttered and tacky. And for American-born Marya, who was introduced to the cuisine by her husband 17 years ago, Vietnamese restaurants and their long, often hard-to-decipher menus can be intimidating.


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