LOC, STOCK & TWO SMOKING CHILLIS
beyond reports on the welcome return of Loc Bui, the man who for 16 years brought his magic to the kitchens of popular Vietnamese restaurant Bistro Saigon in Ilkley.
When the doors of popular Vietnamese restaurant Bistro Saigon in Ilkley closed in 2020 a collective sigh of disappointment could be heard across the valley.
For 16 years it had become one of Yorkshire’s favourite diners with a menu bursting with authentic flavours and delicious dishes all lovingly cooked by owner Loc Bui.
But now two years on, the man who served up such mouthwatering meals is back with a new business called Loc’s Taste of Vietnam which is just as popular as his old restaurant.
His dream was to pass on his passion for cooking Vietnamese food to a new audience using all the traditions and experiences he has spent a lifetime perfecting and the result is proving a resounding success.
After setting up an online recipe site where fans of his food could learn to cook their favourite dishes, Loc was soon inundated with requests to teach people faceto face and before long he was running his own cookery classes and offering his services and skills as a private chef and bringing the taste of Saigon into people’s homes.
Loc said: “After 16 years working day and night I was ready to leave the long hours of running a restaurant behind but my love for Vietnamese cooking never died and so I wanted to continue sharing that with the many customers who had always loved eating with us.
To see how Loc can bring the true taste of Vietnam into your lives, please visit locstasteofvietnam.com and fall in love with his amazing cooking all over again. “Now we not only give people the chance to learn how to cook that very same food themselves with our online recipes and tutorials, but we also hold regular cooking classes where we provide all the ingredients and equipment so you can just turn up and cook.”
In addition, his private chef business is also going down a storm and whether it’s just a group of friends, a dinner party or a larger family celebration, Loc is on hand to serve up a mouthwatering menu in your own home and he’ll even clear up afterwards!