The menu features banh xeo, chicken nem with nuoc cham, banh bao cua lot and it’s all healthy…

Popular JLT (and now Downtown) homegrown restaurant Vietnamese Foodies, are launching a new weekend festival, offering all you can eat dishes for just Dhs 99

The festival will take place every Friday and Saturday until Saturday November 23 2019. For just Dhs99 per person, you can expect to tuck into unlimited helpings of favourites such as banh xeo (sizzling pancake), tom rang bo toi (garlic shrimp) and banh bao cua lot (steamed buns) and more. Children under the age of 12 will pay only half price.

There are two Vietnamese Foodies branches in Dubai, one in Jumeirah Lake Towers, and their second newly opened branch at Downtown Dubai – with the deal available at both.

The special menu is available at three times during the day, so if you prefer to do lunch, that starts at 1pm. However, if you prefer dinner, there are two options available – 7pm or 9pm. No matter when you choose to dine, best make reservations in advance to avoid being disappointed.


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The food festival will see limited-time-only items added to the menu such as prawn lettuce wraps, chicken or vegan nem (spring rolls) with nuoc cham (fish dipping sauce) for appetizers, and tom rang bo toi (jumbo garlic butter prawns with aioli sauce) and banh bao cua lot (bao buns with crispy soft-shell crabs and tamarind sauce) as part of the mains.

But, fear not Vietnamese Foodies regulars, popular dishes such as tom yam soup, pho bo chin (pho noodle soup with beef brisket) and more will all be on the menu too. Yum!

And of course, there’s dessert. You will have a choice from seven different ice cream flavours including matcha,  a vegan chocolate coconut, tiramisu, and more.

The best news  – Vietnamese cooking is one of the healthiest diets on the planet, so you don’t have to worry about counting your calories.

Escape to Saigon food festival, Vietnamese Foodies, 1pm, 7pm or 9pm, Dhs99 per person, under 12s half price, two locations – JLT, Tel: (04) 565 6088, and Downtown Dubai, Tel: (04) 554 2090,

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