Tag: Vietnamese


Mien Tay

Hailing from Sydney, I’m a bit spoilt, as fresh, cheap, authentic (I’m always a little hesitant to use that word, as what actually constitutes authenticity?) Vietnamese cuisine is everywhere. Not so much in London. Thankfully, I’m now in the know that there is one in walking distance. Boom! Mien Tay […]

Saigon Queen

Aptly named, Saigon Queen, on Oxford Street Darlinghurst, was the scene of tonight’s crime: catching up with someone you haven’t seen in three years. Criminal, I know. Where does the time go? Frequented by the lovely Nick, Saigon Queen serves fast, fresh Vietnamese fare and fills the gaping hole in […]


I have often walked past Xage and been amazed at how full and lively it always is, so it became part of my must try list, and it turned out to be the ideal pre-Peter Combe concert dining spot. We started with Duck and Hoisin Rice Paper Rolls. These were […]

Saigon BBQ

After pratically circumnavigating Sydney for a carpark in close proximity to cheap Asian fare, Mum and I ended up at Flemington. We decided to try Saigon BBQ. It’s always hard at these places without a native speaker as often the English of the people working there is limited and it’s […]

Cao Thang

This week seems to be shaping up rather nicely. Not only did I receive fantastic news today about a recent audition (I’ll be starring in Chess the musical in Melbourne this August) but I continued my exploration of suburban cheap-eats. Having been introduced to the little Vietnamese strip in Flemington […]

Red Lantern

Red Lantern had been on my list for a while, and tonight I finally experienced what all the fuss is about. Celebrating my darling friend Michael’s thirty something-th birthday, we gorged ourselves on Luke Nguyen’s fresh and vibrant flavours until we needed to be rolled home. We started with Goi […]