Craving the familiar flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine as the temperature drops? Cyclo brings Shanghai the authentic tastes and traditional dishes of Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian food. And Cyclo understands the importance of tradition when it comes to spending time and sharing delicious food with family and friends. This is why they want to introduce this great city to Anh, the caring and loving mother of the Cyclo family. We sat down with Anh to get to know her better and learn about her love for Vietnamese cuisine.
Where in Vietnam were you born?
I was born in Hanoi. Then my family moved to Saigon, where I grew up.
What’s your favorite Vietnamese dish to make?
I love all the food, but my favorite dish to make is spring rolls, both fresh and fried. Although they may seem easy to make, it’s much more complex than it looks.
What about your favorite Vietnamese dish to eat?
Because I was born in Hanoi, I love Bun Cha Hanoi. I love the smell of roasting BBQ meats with the fresh, crunchy vegetables and tangy sweet and sour sauce. Plus, the spring rolls with the noodles together is wow. So yummy!
When did you first learn how to cook, and who taught you?
I learned how to cook when I was eight years old. At that time, my mom had a small restaurant. Everything I know about food comes from what she taught me. My mother is the best chef in the world, in my opinion, who makes amazing dishes out of seemingly simple ingredients.
If you could travel to Vietnam right now, where would you go?
If I could travel back to Vietnam right now, I would go back to Saigon where my family is. Family is so important and intertwined with all of my fond memories related to eating, tradition and passion for food culture.
Cyclo is all about relaxing with family and friends. Join in for a Cyclo 'family' dinner starting at 6pm every day, filled with endless delicious options to fuel you up before a night out on the town.
Aside from their delicious Vietnamese food, Cyclo also has a great nightlife scene. Experience The Purge-themed Halloween party at Cyclo tomorrow. Dress up in your best freaky costumes to win a special prize! DJ Chica, DJ Moogie and DJ $.Kiv will be mixing the tunes non-stop to celebrate the holiday weekend. Bonus, plenty of drinks and food will be available to get you through the night.
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