Van Tran and Ahn Vu are the owners of the popular market stalls Banhmi11 and two market cafes, No. 101 and No. 17, in London. Both born in Vietnam, they spent their childhoods in Hanoi. They had no professional training as chefs when they left their jobs in finance, but successfully filled a gap in London’s culinary scene with banh mi sandwiches, which led to their ever-expanding restaurant empire. Their book, The Vietnamese Market Cookbook, was first published in the UK in fall 2013 and was lauded in the Guardian, Time Out London, Zest, Jamie Magazine, the Sunday Telegraph, Top Sante Magazine, and Metro London, among others. They live in London.
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