Before moving to Brussels, I never tried Vietnamese Cuisine. When one of my favorite bloggers announced the opening of Nenu, I ran to try it. After not having been able to get a table a couple of times (before Covid it had a no-reservation policy), I didn’t give up. After the Pandemic, with the chance to book it, I finally managed to give it a try.
The name “Nenu” comes from the Vietnamese concept of “an nhau”, a style of drinking and eating culture, sharing small and larger plates with friends & family. The menu offers a selection of different dishes inspired by Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist, including meat, fish, and vegetarian servings. If you like trying new food and giving your taste buds a good shake, then this is the place for you. When coming here, I tag along with my friends and we end up ordering everything from the menu.
Having fallen in love with the lamb wonton, smoked eel, and chili oil (it gets spicy here), I literally devoured the «Banh-cuon», steamed rice pancakes with minced pork and crispy coppa. If in the mood for new discoveries, Nenu offers an interesting choice of cocktails to compliment your meal, including the “Vietnamese” version of more mainstream cocktails such as an Umeshu Mule with sake. The menu changes quite often, so you won’t need any excuse to come back to Nenu as often as you deem appropriate. A spotlight for Asian cuisine lovers, be ready to be surprised.