Vietnamese

Hansan (Northwest, Waitakere, New Zealand)

One of the last few restaurants that we haven’t tried here in Westgate was this Vietnamese chain called Hansan. If you remember in the past, we shared Hansan a lot but that was in North Shore, it was one of our family favourites until something changed, now that branch was...

Buns and Rolls (Westgate, Auckland, New Zealand)

Back in the Philippines dining in at food courts is a regular occurrence not because we like it but it makes a lot of sense when all you do on a weeknight or a weekend is to visit a mall. Mall life in Asian countries is quite a big thing,...

Nam Nam Commercial Bay (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Commercial Bay, a new development near Auckland harbour, this was supposed to be the heart of Auckland commercial district but since COVID happened this place was not fully materialised to where it supposed to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a nice shopping complex with upscale brands but since...

Pho Ever (Westgate, Waitakere, New Zealand)

In Auckland it’s hard to find a good Pho, it can be due to many reasons, lack of ingredients, lack of skills to do this and even lack of customers. I had tried many restaurants that offer this but very few passed to my expectations, it’s just sad because this...

Bo Kho 1

Bo Kho

Bo Kho is a type of Vietnamese Stew prepared with beef slowly simmered with Asian aromatics then served with rice noodles, bread or just rice. Kho is a cooking technique in Vietnam that means “to braise” or “to stew” in which proteins like beef, fish, pork or chicken is added...

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi 1

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi

Pork Belly and Mango Salsa Banh Mi is a type of Bánh mì filled with fork tender pork belly, mango and tomato salsa on a baguette served with sweet chilli sauce and mayonnaise. If the Filipino’s can match any ulam with rice, the Italian’s can top up their pasta with...

Vietnamesisk Mat (Oslo, Norway) 2

Vietnamesisk Mat (Oslo, Norway)

If you happen to crave for some Asian food while in Oslo then there is a cheap and easy fix for you especially when you are in the CBD area, while there are some Asian restaurants in Olso, most of them are specialty restaurants and it can be expensive but...