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Snazzi Saigon opens with a bang

Snazzi Saigon opens with a bang

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classic roast pork banh mi (Snazzi Saigon)

Snazzi Saigon, a fresh new authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Adelaide, opened over the weekend and celebrated by offering the first 100 customers their choice of a free crispy roast pork, grilled lemongrass chicken, nem nuong (grilled BBQ pork), or tofu banh mi.

“I’m bringing back recipes from Vietnam, which I learnt from street vendors and cooking school. I want to bring that authentic taste back to the South Australian community,” Winnie Vuong, owner of Snazzi Saigon, told Glam Adelaide.

Winnie is originally from Vietnam and will be the lead chef at the restaurant alongside her parents, who will be joining her in the kitchen. She trained in patisserie after moving to Australia in 2008, despite originally choosing to study nursing.

“I started working at popular restaurants here like Gin Long Canteen and Madame Hanoi, and I also worked with celebrated chefs like Thai chef Nu,” said Winnie.

Snazzi Saigon is now giving Winnie the opportunity to flex her creative culinary and patisserie skills, while also showing off Vietnamese culture.

“We have an amazing mural on the restaurant wall from Almendra Trevino Art, which expresses the dishes on offer and the freshness of ingredients within our dishes,” Winnie said.

The new restaurant aims to celebrate Vietnamese culture including Pho, Vietnamese iced coffee, and, of course, banh mi.

“I think because Australia is such a multicultural country, bánh mì is becoming a part of our culture. Aussies love the easy nature of the dish which features mayonnaise, freshly cooked meat, pickled vegetables which bring out so much flavour, and a crispy baguette,” said Winnie.


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