Author: Thang Ngo

The Weston Eatery, Canley Vale

Surry Hills sweeps into the Cabramatta area like a rash… And locals are lapping it up. First there was V Lounge, The Usual, 6 Points, John Bevedere and now, the latest entrant on the groovy cafe scene is The Weston Eatery. While it’s a small space, Weston Eatery is in prime possie, on the corner of Railway Parade and Canley Vale Road, a skip and a jump to the train station. It’s all understated, clean lines, cutlery in mini silver pails, cool friendly staff in Napisan white tees and sneakers. And it’s uber popular. Admittedly it’s a small space,...

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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 noodlies.com 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 noodlies.com, 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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