Mr. Duc and his wife work hand in hand in managing their diner.

 

Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant city and haven to one of the world’s most delectable dishes, the Vietnamese food.  Vietnamese foods has its own distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements with ingredients that include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables.

However, It’s not only about Vietnamese food that has dominated the gastronomical world of Vietnam. Italian food has also shared quite number of stores across the country.

And, The Never Ending Summer is not an exception.  ”We want to open an Italian restaurant that Vietnamese people can afford.” said Duc, a 27 year-old restaurateur and CEO of The Never Ending Summer, who also owns a couple of Italian restaurants in District 3 and Go Vap District.

This time, let’s discover his secrets of success. No university degree required, just experience and hard work, as he quit university and pursued his passion in entrepreneurship. This dedicated husband and a father, is ready to take Italian dishes to the next level in this city.

 

1. How you came up with an idea of putting up an Italian restaurant?

 “Five years ago, there are only a number of Italian restaurant  in Ho Chi Minh City  that’s why it’s very expensive.  Me and my wife didn’t have much money to dine in an Italian restaurant so we decided to put up that the average Vietnamese people can afford.”

 

2. Do you have a background of Italian dishes?

“Actually, I didn’t have a formal training in cooking Italian food and I haven’t been to Italy. I didn’t go to a culinary school to train. I just study in YouTube and do it myself at home for several months. I also did research of some famous chefs like Gordon Ramsey and famous American Celebrity and food critic ,the late Anthony Bourdain”

 

 

3. How did Vietnamese people embrace the idea of an Italian restaurant?

 “I got positive response from customers because it’s cheaper than other Italian restaurant and we designed the dishes suitable for Vietnamese taste.”


 A group of friends hanging out at The Never Ending Summer.

  

4.Why you choose Italian food the fact that there are broad choices ?

“I don’t like Korean food or Japanese and Chinese food but I like to eat spaghetti.”

 

5. What are your best sellers?

“One of our best sellers is the Spaghetti with shrimp and fusilli sauce and also our salad."

 

6. What is the long-term goal of your business?

“Definitely, I will open more Italian restaurants around Ho Chi Minh City in the future.”

 Mr. Duc , his staff and crew

 

The Never Ending Summer is one of KAS satisfied and higly-valued customers. You can visit their establishment at 71 Vĩnh Viễn, phường 5, quận 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You can visit their instagram page : theneverendingsummersg