This October, Rice Kitchen in collaboration with Vietnam expat chef Tracey Lister (Made In Vietnam, Vietnamese Street Food) and KOTO social enterprise (Know One Teach One) is serving up a North Vietnamese culinary delight that Melbourne has yet to experience, a Vietnamese Sunday Brunch.
For this series of special Sunday brunches, Rice Kitchen are going back to our roots taking inspiration from the way Hanoians love to eat, that is smaller amounts of lip-smacking food eaten more often, and presenting the dishes in a very Melbourne way.
Think Hanoi street food favourites like savoury sticky rice, “xoi,” with coconut braised pork belly and soft-boiled eggs, pork terrine and prawn lettuce wrap “diep cuon” or Tracey’s sweet potato, taro and turmeric croquettes all served up with matcha lattes and traditional ‘egg coffee’ in a grungy North Melbourne warehouse setting.
A small donation of every ticket sale will go towards KOTO, a not-for-profit organisation that provides disadvantaged Vietnamese youth hospitality training, and local trainees will be working at the event and gain valuable hands-on experience.
For Melbournians wanting to re-live their culinary experiences of Hanoi or those wanting to try it for the first time a Vietnamese Sunday Brunch, is the perfect opportunity to sample authentic dishes and learn more about North Vietnamese cuisine, without having to fork out for a plane fare.
Hungry diners will have the chance to experience an authentic Hanoi Street Food menu or Hanoi Home Cooking menu as well as the opportunity to meet Tracey Lister and learn more about her gourmet culinary tours of Vietnam launching in 2018, and experiencing a taste of Rice Kitchen cooking, Melbourne’s only DIY Dinner Party Delivery service.