Yes Ladies and Gentleman, there is yet another new Vietnamese restaurant that Mrs Foodietraveller has found for you. Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen is located on Lambton Quay, aka the Golden mile. It’s open Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm and is going great guns.
Ngon translates to tasty, and my friends it is just that. I’m so in love with Vietnamese food as it’s so delicious, healthy with fresh and tangy flavours. Plus the Ngon owners just smile, are happy and exude this zest for life that you can taste and feel.
The fabulous menu is quite extensive and displayed on a large blackboard. They have the traditional chicken or beef pho (noodle soup), beef, chicken or pork bahn mi (sandwich/baguettes), grilled pork or chicken noodle or rice dishes and various vego and carnivore delicious salads. I chose the weekly special; saigon spicy beef salad. The beef was rare served on top of a lovely green salad with avo and tomato with the most gorgeous spicy, tangy dressing.
For morning tea or dessert, you can have an almond croissant, rhubarb brioche or other sweet treat. I chose to finish with a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. This was a little different from others I’ve tried, as it was served sitting in a wee white bowl with Vietnamese writing on it, which was so quaint. Note bene; you can’t rush this experience, so take your time and watch it drip slowly, and wait. It’s worth it.
You can eat in or takeaway. Ambiance is minimal but it’s small and intimate and they’ve done really well with the space. They have a large table that seats 10, two other tables for couples and two areas with some stools and countertops or a wee benchseat at the front of by the entrance to park you butt on.
Don’t be a ning ngon and go give it a try. I’m definitely going back for seconds and thirds.