Ba Bar in Seattle features what they call street food. Folks in the west often think of street food as food that is cooked and served out of somebody’s car. Or, food that is easily portable—something you can walk around with. In Southeast Asia, street food is a bit different. It quite often represents the best food you can find. Small shops and carts cooking simple food. Born on the streets of Saigon.
They have fresh oxtail, eye of round and brisket from Painted Hills Farm. They also use chickens raised in Washington and Muscovy duck leg confit. They cook their broth for days rather than hours and what comes from all of this is phở that is a little bit more expensive but tastes that much better.
Ba Bar is open daily as follows:
- Sunday to Thursday – 7am to 2am
- Friday & Saturday – 7am to 4am.
Sophie and Eric Banh grew up together eating street food in Saigon, and that was really the inspiration for Ba Bar. When they first opened Monsoon in 1999, they drew much of their inspiration from the very same “street food” they are serving. With Ba Bar they’re just a little closer to the street.
Ba means father in Vietnamese, the owners named the bar after their father.