Hey, y'all! I'm not sure if I've ever shared this on the blog before, but Asian cuisine is my absolute favorite. As a southern cook, I enjoy ordering dishes that I don't produce in my kitchen when dining out. While there are many denominations of Asian cuisine that I love, Vietnamese is at the top of my list. Due to this, I was elated to find out that a Vietnamese restaurant has opened in only of my favorite Kentucky communities, Simpsonville (Shelby County). I'm so excited to introduce y'all to Cafe 7021 Vietnamese Bar and Grill today!
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Cafe 7021 Vietnamese Bar and Grill: Simpsonville, KY
Cafe 7021 Vietnamese Bar and Grill serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine in historic Simpsonville, Kentucky. While you can carry out, I recommend dining in -- I loved the casual, yet beautiful ambiance and setting. Apart from the Vietnamese cuisine, they offer a full bar featuring beer, wine, and craft cocktails.
What I Ordered
Imperial Egg Rolls: traditional pork and vegetables, wrapped/deep fried, and served with Thai sweet chili sauce.
Bún thit Núóng: vermicelli noodles, lettuce, bean sprouts, mint, basil, pickled julienne carrots, radish, cucumber, roasted garlic, shallots, crushed peanuts, and house chili sauce. You choose a spice level between 0-3; I chose three, as I love spicy food - and it was deliciously hot! Options for protein include chicken, beef, tofu, pork, or shrimp. I chose a combination of tofu + shrimp, which I fully recommend.
I'm already excited for my return visit to Cafe 7021 Vietnamese Bar and Grill. Some other menu highlights that I hope to try:
- pad thai
- ginger chicken wings
- thai iced tea
Visit Cafe 7021 Vietnamese Bar and Grill
7021 Shelbyville Rd. Simpsonville, KY
About Shelby County, KY
Shelby County, a community of small-town charm and world-class equestrian events, is the American Saddlebred Capital of the World. Home to 90-plus Saddlebred horse farms and breeding and training facilities, ShelbyKY gives visitors a rare peek into the world of the Saddlebred show horse. Attractions include Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass; the antique, home accessory and furniture shops comprising “Design Destination”; Jeptha Creed Distillery; Bulleit Distillery; Talon Winery; and the Shelby County Community Theatre. ShelbyKY’s dining landscape includes culinary icons Science Hill Inn and Claudia Sanders Dinner House; overnight choices range from brand-name chain hotels to downtown lofts; and there are ample outdoor adventures to enjoy.
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