Author: Thang Ngo

Huong Xua, Vietnamese, Liverpool

Successful Vietnamese restaurant, Huong Xua is expanding. Noodlies, Sydney food blog checks out their latest mouth-watering, south western Sydney venture. Huong Xua Canley Heights and Cabramatta, home of the 2.5kg pho challenge, have been a roaring success, thanks to the endless energy of James Tran and his family. See ABC Radio personality, Simon Marnie attempting the pho challenge below – it’s a lot of fun and a total belly-busting experience. Their newest branch, right on the mall, is all about introducing eager shoppers of Liverpool and surrounds to Vietnamese food with a unique northern flavour. Inside, it’s schmick. More...

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3 surprising eats in Sydney’s Chinatown food courts

Forget the sneering condescension and fancy overheads, noodlies, Sydney food blog heads to Sydney’s Chinatown to discover surprising eats. Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice when it comes to cheap-and-cheerful and no where is it more evident than at one of four food courts in Sydney’s Chinatown. My mind turned to this recently while prepping for a regular stint on radio 2SER’s Weekly Feed with Dr Nic (Nic Healey). With four food courts and over 50 stalls serving up a kaleidoscope of vibrant food, choosing can be daunting. READ: A complete list of all Chinatown food court stalls. So here’s...

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Sudio Vasa Blå – Wireless bluetooth

The world is changing but you can stay stylishly streets ahead…  Like it or not Apple’s new iPhone 7 has nudged consumers into the market for wireless headphones. Wireless freedom is an aspiration we all have but the apathy of if it ain’t broke means we stay with conventional earphones. Sure the enthusiasts also stick with wires for better quality, but when I’m commuting, freedom trumps audio quality, especially when I’m surrounded by ambient noise. Though I want freedom and style… Vasa Blå is Sudio’s top of the range earphone which oozes understated style. My pair of choice is black,...

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Blogger Thang Ngo of speaks on refugee experience

By Lucy Stone, Fairfield Champion Wednesday, 12 October 2016 Forty years ago, the first boats of Vietnamese refugees arrived on Australian shores. Now the children and grandchildren of those first refugees are carving out a new identity for themselves, and in the process asking questions about who they are as Australians. Thang Ngo, author of the popular western Sydney-focused blog, is one of three prominent Vietnamese- Australians tackling these questions in a conversation event at Whitlam Library. “I’m thinking less about the past and more about the future,” Mr Ngo said. “It’s the second generation now, how do...

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Noodlies Cabramatta Moon Festival Feast Wrap Up

Sponsored Post It’s Moon Festival and noodlies wanted to throw a party. So we invited 10 lucky readers to Cabramatta to share a Moon Festival Feast – five classic Vietnamese dishes made with Aussie lamb. Noodlies readers will remember I shared a pretty personal post about how food and lamb became the bridge that helped to bring a refugee family closer to our neighbours. With the noodlies Moon Festival Feast, I wanted to see if we could do it again almost 40 years later in Cabramatta. The idea was to bring noodlies readers from across Sydney together over a...

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