Pratt alum Pascale Tran will open Tigerlily, a bnh m shop, in Clinton Hill on May 12. Vietnamese sandwiches are such cheap things to eat, said Tran, as boxes of Boylan soda and bottles of Fiji water piled up around her. I felt it was a shame it wasnt offered here.
Tran's mother and aunt flew into New York to help her open the shop, and the menu is a familiar one: They will offer a variety of sandwiches (all $6.50) from the classic Vietnamese pork and pt, coconut-curry chicken, grilled lemongrass beef, and a vegetarian option with smoked tofu and a melody of mushrooms. Tran also plans to serve a traditional shredded green-papaya salad with spicy beef jerky or tofu ($5.50), and fresh fruit shakes of mango with coconut and chili ($4.50). A good Vietnamese shop must sell coffee, says Tran, and her cold-brewed iced version will be made with Irving Farm Coffee beans.
Tigerlily, 299 Greene Ave., nr. Classon Ave.; Clinton Hill, Brooklyn; 917-652-4648