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A Roving Vietnamese Restaurant in San Francisco

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 27, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Christine last modified Jul 26, 2012

Like all members of the mobile food revolution; Katie Kwan and Valerie Luu, Vietnamese street food vendors and co-founders of Rice Paper Scissors, travel lightly out of necessity. As they move their pop-up restaurant around the streets of San Francisco, these girls also carry secret weapons; never failing to create a scene—a street scene, that is. A Rice Paper Scissors pop-up is as much about recreating the Vietnamese street side dining experience as it is about the Banh Mi. Wherever Kwan and Luu decide to set up (from porches to alleyways all over San Francisco), they carry their little red stools (inspired by scouting trips to Vietnam), gathering crowds of fans as soon as they can put them down. Who needs four walls and a roof, when red stools will do? Photographs via Rice Paper Scissors . Above: Kwan and Luu on the streets of San Francisco. Above: The red stools have become a Rice Paper Scissors trademark. Above: The little red stools bring a festive note to the street scene. Above: Kwan and Luu also host underground dinners and private parties. Above: Fresh Vietnamese condiments grace the table. Above: Kwan takes a break on a red stool during a recent trip to Vietnam. Above: An Asian kitchen knife and a little red stool - tools of choice for mobile street food revolutionaries, Kwan and Luu. Above: The red stools have come to signify the arrival of Rice Paper Scissors. N.B.: Looking for more red inspiration? See 89 images of Red in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.






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