Shop 26 343 Little Collins St. Melbourne
I was invited by Jimmy from Twee's Hut to find out more about their new venture in the city. Given I work in the building next door and I walk past 10 times a day, this was a great opportunity to check out a new potential lunch destination.
As a bit of background, Twee's Hut is owned by husband and wife Ricky and Thuy (Twee). This is their first foray into hospitality, having run businesses in other industries previously. The driver of this venture is Thuy's desire to share her native cuisine which has been a family affair up until now. Thuy's father is a traditional Vietnamese baker, so culinary entrepreneurship seems to be in the family.
I live next to Victoria St in Richmond so Vietnamese food needs to be pretty decent to get my attention. What we've seen lately is a spate of franchised 'Vietnamese food to go' restaurants open as it lines up well with the healthy gourmet take away thematic. Whilst these vary in quality, they typically have a fairly limited menu given thee high velocity/turn that they seek to generate.
I find it refreshing that Twee's Hut has a more extensive menu, and is priced reasonably so that a meal will typically be sub $12. Twee's hut has taken traditional Vietnamese dishes from a number of regions and given them catchy names.
I asked to be given a number of sample sized dishes so I could get a sense of the breadth of the menu. Fortunately (or unfortunately for my weight) I was given full sized dishes.
Twee's hut has a nice compact layout, with enough seating to dine in but also plenty of room for the take away lunch crowd.
|Extensive menu with catchy names (my Vietnamese pronunciation is horrible so this is a big plus)|
|Tofu and Roast Pork 'Grenades'|
|Roast Pork 'Captain Baguette'|
|Combination 'The Bomb'|
|'Mama' Spicy Beef|
Thanks to Jimmy and Thuy for their hospitality.