FIRST LOOK: Vietnamese Foodies

There’s a brand-new branch of the budget restaurant now in Downtown Dubai

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There’s exciting news for fans of Vietnamese cuisine – a brand-new branch of Vietnamese Foodies is opening tomorrow (Thursday April 25) in Downtown Dubai.

Time Out Dubai has been along to check out the new location – and it’s looking great.

Vietnamese Foodies is well-known for its fresh and tasty dishes, which come at pocket-friendly prices. And we’re such big fans of the original JLT branch that we named it Best Budget Restaurant 2019.

The Downtown Vietnamese Foodies will be welcoming diners to its new home at Burj Vista Residence from tomorrow, and we can’t wait.

The décor is minimal and modern and the space is loads bigger than the petite JLT spot. It can seat up to 70 diners inside, as well as a further 40 on the terrace – so you won’t be hanging around for that glorious bowlful of pho.

The laid-back restaurant has superb views of Burj Khalifa, as well as having an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs at work. And the main difference from the JLT branch is that this new venue has a traditional rotisserie – to remind diners of Vietnam’s vibrant street food joints.

And if you want to whip up a dish at home, from July the new location will also offer cooking classes to “passionate phoodies”, hosted by owner and executive chef, Lily Hoa Nguyen.

All the healthy and delicious dishes that you know and love are on the menu, while there are also special dishes that are exclusive to the Downtown location.

Dishes on the menu include aromatic roasted duck with bao buns, bun with chicken satay, chicken spring rolls, luk luk beef stir-fry, prawns with fish roe and dynamite sauce, roasted chicken with bao buns and crispy chicken with lime leaf salt.

Drinks include orange juice with chia seeds, coconut juice with lemongrass and Vietnamese cold brew specialty coffee.

The menu also caters for paleo, vegan, vegetarian, dairy- and gluten-free diets, so whatever you fancy you’re sure to find.

All Vietnamese Foodies dishes are inspired by the culinary diversity of the Vietnamese food capital, Ho Chi Minh City, and are made healthily with most dishes cooked in broth or water instead of oil.

So next time your boss wonders where you are, we won’t tell them you’re taking a long lunch.
Burj Vista Residence, Downtown Dubai (04 565 6088).

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