Chris Michel

Chef de Cuisine at Monsoon & Ba Bar

Chris Michel is the Chef de Cuisine for all locations and can be found at just about any one of them on any given day. He’s been working with the Saigon Siblings at one capacity or another for over ten years. Here’s a few interesting facts:


Seoul, South Korea (Grew up in Seattle)

First Restaurant Job

Can’t remember the name, but it was a teriyaki spot out in Issaquah.

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Manouche Express, Thai Tom, Dumplings of Fury

Favorite Vietnamese Dish

Bún Chả Hà Nội

Perfect Day Off

Playing golf.

Alternate Universe Career

Something to do with animals…

Favorite Part of The Pacific Northwest

Nice and cool! Not too hot and not too cold. I really like the fresh air after a good rain.

Next Vacation Location


Favorite Movie

Shawshank Redemtion

Words of Wisdom

Always the next meal…