3 Post/s by Tag: Vietnamese

Kêu! It’s a knock out!

15 Apr 2011

After getting tanked up to our eyeballs with caffeine at The London Coffee Festival over the weekend, we decided it would probably be wise to go for some lunch. Enter Kêu! Vietnamese for “That’s Fantastic!” and specialists in that fine Vietnamese baguette sandwich people just love to get obsessive about, bánh mì. Recently opened in Old Street, Shoreditch the owner also boasts neighbouring restaurants Cây Tre and Viet Grill under his belt.

BBQ Pork Banh Mi: Lemongrass infused pork loin with daikon and coriander

BBQ Pork bánh mì: Lemongrass infused pork loin with daikon and coriander

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Vietnamese Cookery Class at Fernandez and Leluu

15 Feb 2011

What an amazing day of eating it was at the Fernandez and Leluu Vietnamese Cookery Class. Run by Uyen (the Vietnamese cuisine connoisseur of supper club extraordinares Fernandez and Leluu)  I can gladly say that it had the same friendly, informal feel of their lovely supper club and we ended up being very, VERY well fed. But what’s more we also got to be behind the scenes! Great fun!

Uyen shows us how it's done!

Uyen shows us how it's done!

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Vietnamese Fusion ala Restaurant 88

28 Jan 2011

Restaurant 88 has been one of my family’s favourite restaurants in Wellington for the past several years.  With the owner coming from Vietnamese origins the food they serve is Vietnamese with a Kiwi metropolitan twist.

The evening we arrived seemed relatively busy and vibrant for a weekday evening with as the clientèle happily chatted away while tucking into what looked like rather large and impressive dishes.  I was rather keen to sample their caramelised sticky baby back ribs and my Dad was looking forward to their famous rib steak.  Disappointingly they were out of both.

We shared a couple of starters and they were both presented very well.  The griddle grilled beef and bacon skewers (NZ$13.50) sounded rather odd to me but tasted lovely and not unlike beef and pork satay with an excellent chargrilled flavour.

Griddle Grilled Beef and Bacon Skewers

Griddle Grilled Beef and Bacon Skewers

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