Time Out Says
Newest among them is Vietnamese Foodies, a simple, miniscule eatery that wouldn’t look out of place on the streets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh. And nor, for that matter, would its superb cooking.
Dishes here are true to the nature of eating in the Southeast Asian nation, with a huge focus on fresh, vibrant ingredients, light, healthy cooking techniques and accessible pricing. Two can eat like kings for under Dhs100, four for under Dhs200. And it even serves banh mi sandwiches for breakfast (until now agonisingly elusive in the emirate).
Goi cuon tom (shrimp summer rolls) are vibrant and refreshing, as is the goi du du tom papaya and prawn salad, with just a whisper of spicy, peanut-y dressing. And the pho (broth-based noodle soup), Vietnam’s national dish, is absolutely superb – its silky stock singing with star anise. A small bowl (from Dhs19) will serve one, but a large (from Dhs52) will leave more than enough to go around the table twice.
But there’s nothing here that doesn’t impress, and less still that will break the bank.
This is one of the best budget meals anywhere in town.
The bottom line
Like Vietnamese? Prepare to love it.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 30 Jul 2018
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