Dr. David, Jack and Chau Haller
Sandy Heit Photography
Proprietor Chau Dang Haller
is the youngest daughter of the third-generation Dang family who owned the famed Hoa Binh
boulangeries in Vietnam. After the family emigrated to America in the late 80s, they expanded their culinary expertise into successful restaurants, Brodard
in Westminster, and Brodard Chateau
in Garden Grove. (Please see Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times articles.)
Even with her family’s illustrious restaurant background, Chau never thought she would follow in her mother’s footsteps. One day by while doing her morning walk with a friend, Chau came across a charming diner in Corona Del Mar that piqued her interest. The sunlit space appealed to her creative senses and it looked so “adorable and manageable,” she recalled. On a whim, she bought out the failing business with all of her savings in 2001. Within the first six months, things began falling apart. The cooling system broke, the air-conditioning didn’t work and the plumbing failed. Chau felt like giving up. But having seen her mother built the family’s Brodard
restaurants into the most successful dining destinations in Little Saigon, she persevered to make it work. As a licensed dietician, Chau parlayed her specialized knowledge to create healthy menus for the calorie and body conscious beach goers of the coastal resort town.
Diane Dang, Brodard Executive Chef, also known as “Madame Brodard” to friends and customers alike.
Like her mother’s successes, Bamboo Bistro
soon attracted loyal diners who would bring their friends and family to enjoy savory and supremely healthy Vietnamese cuisine created by Chau. She continually perfects the menu with new, innovative, flavorful Vietnamese dishes, using only the freshest ingredients to compliment the beach lifestyle and quest for healthy dining. In fact, Chau’s culinary repertoire became so popular that customers repeatedly asked her to cater their private parties and special events. To accommodate numerous requests, Chau formally opened Bamboo Bistro Catering
in 2003 so her guests could enjoy fresh Vietnamese cuisine with seasonal menus at their homes or offices for all occasions.Please Visit our Brodard Family Restaurants