Did you know?
‘An’ means eat in Vietnamese. When put together, Ăn Viet means ‘Eat Viet‘.
What’s interesting is: the founders of Ăn Viet felt called to contribute more than just good food to the community.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, a whopping 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption goes to waste every year. In response to that, Ăn Viet allows customers to choose their preferred serving size of rice (120g, 160g, 200g) and noodles (80g, 120g, 160g, 200g) to encourage customers to order only what they can finish. On top of that, Ăn Viet will set aside RM0.10 for each person who cleans his or her plate to KOTO, a youth development social enterprise in Vietnam (KOTO). What a noble cause!
At Ăn Viet, customers will be taken on gastronomic journey through the various regions of Vietnam – North, Central and South. To complement the meal, each table is topped with a pot of fresh basil. To enjoy, customers can harvest the basil leaves, rinse in the bowl of water provided and add into their dish. Our secret tip? Wrap slices of meat in the basil leaves for maximum taste and crunch!
Taking a Northern twist on the classic Vietnamese dish, the Phở Bò features succulent chilled knuckle, cooked brisket and vermicelli in clear broth.The broth is a 12-hour long process to extract the flavours from marrow bones, exuding a comforting aroma and taste in each sip.
For pancake lovers: sink your teeth into this crispy Bánh Tráng Nướng! Made with minced pork, quail’s egg and dried shrimp, sandwiched between rice paper and grilled over slow fire to perfection.
Next, we were delighted by this cloud of deliciousness – the Xôi Chiên Phồng, which is fried crispy glutinous rice puff served with grilled lemongrass chicken salad. Don’t be intimidated! To eat, simply cut into the rice ball and tear into palm-sized pieces. Top with some salad and there you go. Sweet, tangy, crunchy goodness in every bite.
If you’re a salient seafood fan, you’re in for a treat. Meet the Canh Chua Ngao Nước Dứa – yummy, fresh clams boiled in coconut water, cherry tomatoes, lemongrass, dill and chili. The ocean in a bowl!
You can’t go wrong with some Gỏi Cuốn – traditional Vietnamese spring roll of vermicelli, prawns, lettuce and carrot wrapped in transparent rice paper and dripped in sweet chilli. There’s something magical about meat wrapped in leaves. These delightful skewers – Bò Lá Lốt – feature juicy grilled lemongrass beef wrapped in heart-shaped betel leaves. Yum!
Can’t live without chicken rice? Try the Vietnam version – Gà Nướng Sả ớt, featuring generous servings of grilled boneless chicken thigh marinated with lemongrass and chilli, served with a side of pickles, rice and a sunny side up.
If you crave for some porky goodness, the Sườn Nướng comes highly recommended! Juicy, satisfying Vietnamese-style grilled pork chop bursting with flavour. Harvest a handful of fresh basil to enjoy with the meat for an even better bite! A broth made in heaven – this bowl Bún Chả will leave you feeling satiated yet refreshed. We love how the sweetness from pickled papaya, the saltiness from 100% pure fish sauce and the slightly burnt flavour from the chargrilled pork belly comes together in the intricate broth. Add some minced pork patties, fresh vermicelli, carrots, mint, basil, green coral, and you’ll have yourself a winner.
Catfish…cooked in caramel? Say hello to the Cá Kho Tộ – claypot catfish and pork belly simmered in Vietnamese caramel sauce. When served with rice, the catfish and pork oozes in sweetness yet retains it’s original flavours. Red chilli ads a hint of spice to bring the dish together.
Another Viet favourite – the Bánh Mì, basically means Vietnamese sandwich with a selection of either grilled pork chop, lemongrass chicken or pate. We are in love with the combination of fresh, crunchy bread, grilled meat and fresh vegetables. Do give this a try!
Coffee, tea, or none? We choose the Cà Phê Sữa Nóng / Dá, Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Condensed Milk! The coffee comes in hot or cold varieties. We dare you to try the Cà Phê Trứng Siêu Ngon, which is Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Egg Yolk. For a refreshing option, try Ăn Viet’s Lime & Mint Tea or Ice Blended Coconut. Have you had a Viet-ffogato before? Come take a sip of condensed milk ice cream and coconut milk served with Vietnamese drip coffee. The perfect end to a superb meal.
Ăn Viet is located at LG2.127 (near the Blue Zone Entrance).