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Danny Bowien to Launch Entirely Vietnamese Breakfast Curveball at Mission Cantina

Remember when Mission Cantina was just a Mexican restaurant?

Daniel Krieger

The ever-unpredictable Danny Bowien is about to start serving breakfast at Mission Cantina, and the menu is entirely Vietnamese. The food at Mission Cantina has been veering less Mexican for a while now, and last month's menu overhaul included a few hints about this latest breakfast blockbuster, in the form of bo kho and a Vietnamese-style whole fried fish. But an entirely Vietnamese breakfast still comes from left field. The last time there was news this big coming out of that kitchen was when Bowien put his vaunted burritos on the lunch menu.

Breakfast launches Thanksgiving morning, and will run every day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The starting menu includes dishes like duck porridge with fried shrimp toast, lamb or chicken pho, and fried eggs on a baguette with duck liver.

Meanwhile, there's no telling what's going on behind the closed doors of Mission Chinese, but pizza is definitely not an impossibility.

Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 254-2233 Visit Website

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