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4 Jan 2015

Ye Wei Vietnamese Food (越味小吃馆) @ Transfer Road, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 4 JANUARY 2015
Most people around the world are familiar with Chinese egg rolls, and in recent years Cantonese and Thai spring rolls have become popular as well. Gỏi cuốn ( Vietnamese fresh spring rolls ) is a popular snack food in Vietnam and is usually ordered as an appetizer in Vietnamese restaurants stateside.

It is comprised of tightly wrapped rice paper bundles filled with pork, shrimp, vermicelli noodles, herbs, and greens. A Hoisin-based sauce topped with crushed peanuts is often served on the side for dipping. The flavors and textures present in this dish are fresh, snappy, and satisfying.

Summer Rolls are a Vietnamese creation that ties in ingredients common to many countries in Asia. They're delicious anytime of year but because they are not fried, unlike Shanghai spring rolls, they are particularly nice during the summer.

The most distinctive feature of summer rolls is that they are not wrapped in wheat dough like egg or spring rolls, but actually are wrapped in a special kind of rice paper.

Dip the Goi Cuon into the fish sauce mixture
Delicious and healthy spring rolls.

They can be made ahead of time and make great picnic fare. Serve them with either peanut sauce or Nuoc Cham, the classic Vietnamese dipping sauce, which these days you can buy in any well-stocked supermarket or grocery. 

Bun thit nuong is a simple meal from Vietnam consisting of cold rice vermicelli mixed with fresh vegetables and topped with hot barbecued pork.

The dish is dressed in a nước chấm sauce ( is a common name for a variety of Vietnamese "dipping sauces" that are served quite frequently as condiments. It is commonly a sweet, sour, salty .Also, the dish often includes roasted peanuts, Vietnamese pickled carrots.

Thịt nướng litererally means baked or barbecued meat and in this case it’s traditionally barbecued, and the meat is always pork. Bún means noodles, and for this dish it’s a rice vermicelli noodle which is sold in small packages as dried rice sticks. The presentation style of bún thịt nướng i- It’s usually eaten by mixing everything including the nước chấm. I like to keep the dipping sauce separate though, so there isn’t a slick of the sauce on everything. It helps to control the amount of sauce per bite too.

 Bánh Flan one of the most popular desserts in Vietnam.

The dessert is served with cold black coffee that gives an aromatic sweet caramel and distinctive coffee aroma.

Do you love Vietnamese food?
Generally speaking, Vietnamese food sustains a balance between sweet and salty. I like to believe this equilibrium represents the reality of life, recognizing that daily existence contains both of these elements. Or, perhaps it is related to a type of yin and yang as Vietnamese culture has been heavily influenced by the Chinese over the centuries. Vegetables are not only fresh, but often dishes will contain raw veggies. I love the way it tastes and the way it looks. But also, let's be honest, I love the fact that its calorie count is so measly.

Located on the corner, hard to miss. The food is fresh and most people order the above. If you're downtown and you love Vietnamese food, you gotta try this place before you pick a favorite. Definitely my #1 place downtown.

New location of Ye Wei - junction between Hutton Lane and Transfer Road

Kedai Makanan Ye Wei
168 Jalan Transfer
10050 Penang
Tel: 014-9098339/ 04-2264363
Business Hour: 12pm until 12am
Closed on Sunday


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