You may not be able to travel to Vietnam, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the food.
Recently craving for that authentic Southeast Asian feed? While we won’t be jumping on a plane any time soon to this fascinating country and its exceptional street food, this Torquay gem is bringing the delicious flavours of Vietnam to the coast with its Vietnamese Street Food pop-up!
Running for six weeks, Miami is setting up an unmissable pop-up, loaded with the best Vietnamese dishes you can get your hands on.
Renowned in the region as a hidden oasis boasting baby pink, palm fronds and rattan light fixtures, this is a restaurant that consistently brings the holiday vibes of the coastal US city, and now they’re looking across the world and providing locals with a new destination to take their tastebuds to.
Open Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays from 5:30pm, the menu will feature have something fresh and new on it each week, boasting loads of gluten-free and vegan dishes. Distinct and unforgettable items from this weeks menu include prawn & Mung bean mini pancakes, sticky chicken wings, smokey sweet and sour eggplant, braised pork belly, steamed rice noodles and a whole fried snapper served with lettuce, fresh herbs and nuoc cham.
You’ll also find glutinous rice chips with chilli salt and siracha mayo, Wok tossed Asian greens, and Vietnamese slaw to accompany your meal. As for dessert, indulge in Mung bean doughnuts with caramel and coconut ice cream, as well as fried bananas with vanilla ice cream and lemongrass syrup! Delish!!
While the authentic salty, sweet, sour and hot food is enough to get us there, Miami has also lured us in with their pop-up drinks menu, featuring some truly sensational cocktails, wine and beer. For something a bit different, try the Ems’ Caprioska, made with vodka, fresh lime, Kaffir lime, lemongrass and chilli! Spicy!
We’re calling it. This is some of the best Vietnamese food outside of Hanoi – but it’s only here for a limited time folks, so get moving.
Miami’s pop-up is available for dine-in or takeaway. Call 5261 5381 to make a booking and you can find it at 1/32 Bell Street, Torquay.