Flavors of Vietnam, Thailand, & Laos

on Willy Street

 

 

Ha Long Bay

"bay of the descending dragon"

According to legend, when Vietnam first became a country, they had to fight off northern invaders. The gods, feeling sorry for the Vietnamese, sent the Mother Dragon and her children to help them against their invaders. The family of dragons spat out jade and emeralds, which formed a barrier against the enemy and helped the Vietnamese defeat their aggressors. After the battle, the dragons did not return to the heavens but stayed in the bay and took human form to help expand Vietnam. 
The jewels that the dragons spat out became the islands and islets of the bay, which was named Ha Long, meaning "descending dragon," in honor of the Mother Dragon and her children who helped defend the Vietnamese. 
This myth also expresses the belief that the Vietnamese people have dragon origins.
 

Phone

(608) 255-2868

 

Location

1353 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703

 

Hours

M-Sa 11:00am–9:30pm
Su 11:30am–9:00pm

Reservations

Call (608) 255–2868 to make reservations for parties of 5 or more.
 

carryouts & Catering

Call (608) 255-2868 for carryout orders and to inquire about large orders (trays) or catering.