GBA Lifestyle News
Food & Drink Section
By Shimron Singh | March 31st, 2023
  • Restaurant
  • New Territories
  • Address: Shop 1A, Gold Coast Piazza, 1 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun
  • Open Hours: 12:00-22:00
  • Open Since : March, 2023
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
  • Ambience: Casual, Traditional, Trendy

Savor a taste of Vietnam: Located at Gold Coast Piazza in Tuen Mun, Bistro Hoi An is a Vietnamese restaurant serving traditional flavors with modern creativity. Going beyond the familiar Vietnamese staples that are common in Hong Kong’s Southeast Asian restaurants, Bistro Hoi An is the perfect place for those seeking an authentic dining experience. Whether you are looking for a casual Vietnamese lunch or want a special place to celebrate a memorable occasion, Bistro Hoi An might be at the top of your list. 

Look & Feel: Bistro Hoi An has adorned the restaurant with vibrant ceiling lanterns and photos paying homage to old Vietnam. The relaxing seaside town is the perfect spot for the new restaurant as it will transport you to the quaint and cultural villages of Southeast Asia the minute you walk in. The bamboo and wood walls set a cozy tone and feel to the restaurant, making you want to submerge yourself into the beautifully crafted chairs.

Bistro Hoi An
Interiors of Bistro Hoi An

On The Menu: Used in a variety of Vietnamese delicacies, fish sauce — or nuoc cham — is often described as the national essence of Vietnamese food. To pay homage to this humble but mighty condiment, Bistro Hoi An has three types of fish sauces made in-house, each bringing its own unique flavors to the dishes they are paired with. The original flavor of fish sauce is the most concentrated, with an umami touch that is both savory and salty. The calamansi fish sauce has a milder flavor profile, brimming with the essence of fresh lemongrass, black pepper, coconut water, and lime. Light and refreshing, the sauce can be savored in dishes such as Shrimp Ceviche. Last but not least, the caramelized fish sauce is made by heating black sugar and coconut sugar before slowly reducing the mixture to syrup. This sauce is commonly found in meat dishes.Bistro Hoi An Food

Highly recommended is the Sauteed Frog Leg, a dish that may be rare to come by at many Vietnamese restaurants in Hong Kong. Traditionally, the typical method of preparing a frog is by frying, grilling, or stewing it. The chefs at Bistro Hoi An, however, embrace the principle of simplicity in preparing this. Don’t miss the Chargrilled Pork Belly, made with a Spanish pork belly for the optimal ratio of meat and fat. As Instagram-worthy as they are delicious, the cocktail list specially curated by Bistro Hoi An’s team will not disappoint.

Great For: Casual seaside lunch and a place to celebrate memorable occasions.

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