Contact Us
Fairfield Daily Voice serves Fairfield & Southport
Return to your home site

Menu

Fairfield Daily Voice serves Fairfield & Southport

Nearby Towns

lifestyle

Fairfield Chef Brings Asian Cuisine To Greenwich Wine + Food Festival

Chef Tony Pham of Mecha Noodle Bar. Photo Credit: Submitted
Some of the slurp-worthy dishes at Mecha Noodle Bar, with locations in Fairfield and Norwalk. Photo Credit: Facebook

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Chef Tony Pham, owner of Mecha Noodle Bar in Fairfield and Norwalk, gets his menu inspiration from his childhood memories, along with everyday life.

Poll
Are You Going to Greenwich Wine + Food Festival?
Final Results Voting Closed

Are You Going to Greenwich Wine + Food Festival?

  • Yes, I'm a real foodie.
    44%
  • No, not my thing.
    44%
  • Still on the fence.
    13%

"We were fortunate enough to have a family that circled around great Vietnamese food for dinner and all social events so we grew accustomed to eating a wide range of ingredients and how to really appreciate the whole animal down to the marrow," he said. "Being able to merge these Asian and American experiences together is what creates the Mecha Noodle Bar brand."

That brand will be on display front and center Friday, Sept. 23 when Pham, named a "2016 Most Innovative Chef" by the folks behind the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, will be cooking up something special for those attending the Master Chef Dinner with Adam Richman.

Chef Pham said among his favorite ingredients to cook with -- aside from fish sauce -- is oyster sauce. His secret weapon? Using the two together to make his fried rice "rather than the misconceived soy sauce."

The Fairfield resident said he's beyond excited to be a part of the festival, which runs till Saturday. "Innovation means evolution, so it’s pretty freaking cool considering it’s the first time for an Asian restaurant to be in the Greenwich Food + Wine Festival," he said. "This means Asian cuisine is evolving and I think it was long overdue in Connecticut."

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Fairfield Daily Voice!

Serves Fairfield & Southport

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.