What I like about Vietnamese Foodies is that their locations tailor to two different audiences. If you enjoy a hole-in-the-wall unfitted fit-out, their JLT branch is your spot. If you enjoy a modern, concrete and wood fit-out, their Down Town location is your spot.
And if you enjoy the comfort of your own couch, Vietnamese Foodies is on your favorite delivery platforms.
Opening hours are 11am to 11pm on weekdays and 11:30pm on weekends.
Vietnamese Foodies was created and is managed by Lily Hoa Nguyen, a Vietnamese chef who’s been cooking since she was five. Her goal is to offer authentic Vietnamese meals accessible to most.
The menu is extensive and caters equally to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. To name a few dishes:
Starters: Honey barbecued chicken steamed bunds, AED 27.
Salads: Green papaya and prawn salad, AED 24.
Pho: Vietnamese Beef Pho noodle soup, AED 23.
Satays: Chicken Satay with Chili Pepper Salt, AED 23.
Soup: Tom Yam, AED 24.
From the Wok: Beef fried rice, AED 32.
Vegetarian: Vegan Pad Thai Noodle with Tofu, Roasted Peanuts and Herbs, AED 30.
Coffee: Vietnamese Hot Drip Black Coffee, AED 16.
Desserts: Pudding with Mango Puree, AED 19.
VEGETARIAN BUN DAU SA OT - TOFU AND RICE NOODLES
When I’m having lunch or dinner, I need something with some weight to be satisfied. Your standard salad would never do.
When I ordered the Bun Dau Sa Ot, pictured above and made of rice noodles served with lemongrass tofu, Vegan Nuoc Cham and greens, I said, “Yes! finally a vegetarian option to satisfy.”
ALL ABOUT THE PHO
For me, Vietnamese Foodies means PHO! The Pho noodle soup is a 14-hour broth with Beef Brisket, served with a bean sprout and herb platter.
After a battling a long day, digging into to the warm soup, slurping up the noodles and fishing out the generous potions of beef brisket makes everything worth while. It has that warm factor but still considerably light for an evening bite.
Dishes are priced in the range of AED 19 to AED 35, making any selection you desire accessible. Keeping the heartiness of the food in mind, along with the portions size and price, Vietnamese Foodies offers a great amount of value for money.
Vietnamese Foodies is a homegrown concept, which has evolved before our eyes, focused on offering authentic, well priced Vietnamese food. Go to the JLT branch, go to the Down Town branch or order it in, just go for it.
Location: Burj Vista Residence, Down Town Dubai
Price for 2: AED 140
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