Good Morning Vietnam – Wellington

Thanks to fellow foodie friend Scotty, I learned that the Thai Chefs (opposite Chaffers New World) has recently changed to Good Morning Vietnam. Even though I’m Italian, you know Vietnamese food is right up there on my top fave cuisines to right? It’s so lovely and fresh with delicious flavours and sits well within my dietary requirements. We are just so spoiled for choice in Wellington for Vietnamese as it’s really taken off. Continue reading

The Old Quarter

The former Malaysian Satay Kajang has reopened as a new Vietnamese restaurant on Dixon Street; The Old Quarter. What another Vietnamese restaurant in Welly you say but clapping your hands of course, and not complaining.  Continue reading

Vietnam revisited!

First trip to Vietnam, we so loved chaotic Hanoi and our junk boat overnight trip to Halong Bay. This visit I joined hubby’s golf trip to Da Nang. We stayed at the fabulous 5 star Pullman Danang Beach Resort, 15 mins from Danang airport. It’s set amongst lush vegetation and the most stunning white sandy beach. Service and food is fantastic. The buffet breakfast stations are amazing, let alone the various coffees you can order, and you must try their liquid nitrogen icecream and cocktails. I’m still dreaming about their food. Continue reading

Wham Bam Thank You Nam!

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I’m slowly working myself through Nam-D’s menu. They do have a foodtruck in Tory St however my fave location is in Chunder Lane. Oops I mean Cable Car Lane, beside the new Countdown. Don’t be fooled. This hole in the wall packs a lot of punch and makes up for its weight in flavour, than space. It’s clean and vibrant and has an ever-changing menu. Continue reading

Guilin to Yangshuo highlights

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We arrived in Guilin early evening, after an awful flight on China Eastern; service and food atrocious. Lucky we snared a few fabulous dumplings for lunch at Shanghai airport to tide us over.Wendy our guide greeted us and we drove to the Giulin Park Hotel. Our room and bathroom were huge, and it was a perfect location. Continue reading

Get your Ngon on!

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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.

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A slice of Saigon in Welly

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Annam has brought us an authentic taste of French and Vietnamese dishes due to the French colonisation of Vietnam.Under culinary local Chris Green’s old Arbitrageur roof, he provides us with a snapshot of a bustling, contemporary slice of Vietnam. He is assisted by Nikki Chung owner of Willis St’s Nam cafe. Continue reading