Craving something a little different and unique for your routine lunch? Maybe some Vietnamese classics? But what about dessert? Worry not, for Nom-Eez, a Vietnamese street food restaurant that also sells donuts, has you covered. Trademarked as a very special establishment, Nom-Eez has everything from pho to ramen, chicken to pork, dumplings to buns, and of course, a side of donuts to top off an already delicious meal.
Opened in April of 2016 in Bridgeport, Chef Matt Storch has long-acknowledged and seasoned expertise in the food industry through Match, an amazing and creative restaurant in South Norwalk, CT (and one of our all-time favorites!). They focus their menu on the thought of “seasonal new American” cuisine, starting with “classic worldly dishes and cooking techniques as the base” and adding his own unique spin with the help of local ingredients that create what they call “Match classics”. Their menu is divided into a few categories, like “nibbles”, “smaller cravings”, “pasta”, “for 2”, and more. They have a raw bar and even “pizettes”, offering something that appeals to every taste. Their craft cocktails are drool-worthy and equally as unique, and the setting is rustic yet bold. Similarly to the food Chef Storch provides, the entire experience is comforting yet utterly memorable and different from anything else around.
In Nom-Eez, he has combined his two “specialties” into one, with the help of Jason Wojnarowski, owner of Donut Crazy, and Susan McConnell. This seems to be an ongoing trend throughout the food industry as of late, and Nom-Eez is no exception. The menu is divided into multiple categories that, similarly to Match, descriptively yet simply tell each customer about what they will expect: “snacks”, “noodles”, “a bit larger”, “breakfast”, “sweet”, “swag”, and of course, “donut crazy”, which are not specified aside from “The Daily Appearances” and “’Crazy’ Ones”. Looking at the Donut Crazy menu itself, and with “dailies” flavors like “apple crumbly”, “French toast”, “birthday cake”, and “red velvet glazed”, not to mention the long list of mouth watering “special appearances”, we could not think of cozier and more memorable mealtime pairing.
The flavor profile throughout the menu at Nom-Eez screams classic yet innovative – exactly what seems to be Chef Storch’s masterpiece. They offer all the traditional Vietnamese dishes like pho, fried rice, congee, egg rolls, and many more with individual modern twists, as seen in items like “pho dumplings”, “bahn mi sliders”, and “breakfast ‘mu shu’”. There are even “chocolate spring rolls” for dessert if donuts aren’t your thing, but trust us, they will be after just one bite. Moreover, their location is cozy and perfect for an afternoon tucked away with a heart-warming meal. In short, Nom-Eez is little yet mighty, and undeniably a pioneer in what we think could be the next power couple of the food world. Look out milk and cookies – pho and donuts are here to stay!