Ngon Vietnamese Street Food owner Thi Nguyen, also known as Melissa, is excited that the Buderim cafe opened on Monday. Picture: Patrick Woods.
Ngon Vietnamese Street Food owner Thi Nguyen, also known as Melissa, is excited that the Buderim cafe opened on Monday. Picture: Patrick Woods.

Pho-real! Authentic Vietnamese street food cafe opens

Authentic family recipes are the secret to the food coming from the kitchen of the Coast’s newest dedicated Vietnamese restaurant.

Ngon Vietnamese Street Food officially opened their doors in the old Emjays Coffee building in The Zone shopping complex on Wises Rd on Monday.

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Owners Melissa and Linh Nguyen said the absence of homemade Vietnamese flavours in restaurants around the region prompted them to start their own.

“When we first came to the Sunny Coast, we couldn’t find a lot of Vietnamese restaurants around,” Linh said.

Ngon Vietnamese Street Food owners Melissa and Linh Nguyen are excited that the Buderim cafe opened on Monday. Picture: Patrick Woods
Ngon Vietnamese Street Food owners Melissa and Linh Nguyen are excited that the Buderim cafe opened on Monday. Picture: Patrick Woods

“Every time we craved some authentic flavours we had to go to Brisbane, but it’s too far for us and we really missed our food.”

The pair share use cooking of recipes from different parts of the country.

Being from the south, Melissa oversees the chicken and pho while Linh’s signature dish are skewers from the north.

“We bring it straight from our kitchen into the business,” Melissa said.

“It’s just a home recipe. My grandma taught me everything.”

Head to the Ngon Cafe Facebook page for more information.



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