Vietnamese

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...

Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring Rolls) 3

Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

Cha Gio is a type Vietnamese Spring Rolls that are either consumed fresh or fried, usually filled with meats and vegetables then wrapped in a rehydrated rice paper. Cha Gio is a type Vietnamese Spring Rolls that are either consumed fresh or fried, usually filled with meats and vegetables then...

Pho Bo with Oxtail and Tendons 1

Pho Bo with Oxtail and Tendons

Pho Bo with Oxtail and Tendons is a Vietnamese insipred dish made with rice noodles in a rich beef broth served with oxtails and beef tendons. Pho usually is prepared by meticulously simmering beef bones for a long time using like backbones and oxtails with some Asian spices and aromatics,...