Invercargill’s most recent Vietnamese opening was established by a group of friends who felt the city needed a hint of Vietnamese flavour added to its restaurant repertoire.
Lucy, Chi and Annie Nguyen and Thanh Vo, co-owners of the Viet Kitchen, said that the business is developing steadily with more and more regular customers coming in each day.
“We have been experimenting with ingredients and cooking techniques to deliver our food with the most similar taste to Vietnam,” Annie said.
The idea to sell Vietnamese-themed food came about over a weekend dinner, and the group originally introduced their concept at the weekly farmers market. This proved so popular they decided to open the restaurant.
“It took a lot of courage and commitment for each of us to finally take the step and start bringing our vision into a reality,” Lucy said.