Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

A powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food.

From the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami comes a powerful memoir peppered with archival imagery and 20 Vietnamese recipes.

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Tung and Kathy

The story began 40 years ago when a young Vietnamese fled Vietnam to save her life and the life of her unborn daughter.  Through many tears, laughs, and plain old grit, Tung and Kathy have built a community and family that celebrates hopes and dreams.

Exquisite Food. Great Friends. Hope.

"You are superstars. That's why people keep coming back. Those flavors exist nowhere else." — Ed S.

Authentic, Traditional Cooking

From the first crunch of a Spring Roll to the melt in your mouth Chicken with Sweet Potato, critics and customers agree: Hy Vong is renowned for its exquisite flavors.

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