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Thursday 21 March 2013

'Noodlies': Thang Ngo's Food Blog + Pork Roll Picks. Plus, Fairfield Food Tour

Now this here is a food blog you simply must follow. That's if you like your food with an eclectic twist, if you like reading about hidden gems, and little known local haunts... yes, this is your blog.

Called 'Noodlies', it's Australia's top video food blog written by Thang Ngo, with over half a million views on the Noodlies YouTube channel.

Noodlies food blog is all about wonderful, exciting culturally diverse food with a special focus on Sydney's west (and hurrah for that... it's not all about city eats, y'know).

Currently, Thang works at UM, one of Australia's largest and most awarded media agencies, and prior to that, Thang was at TV channel SBS, where he came up with 'SBS PopAsia TV' which featured the best in Asian pop (he's evidently also a trailblazer - the show began a year before Psy's smash hit 'Gangnam Style').

Because of his busy day job, Thang and his partner Walter rarely cook or eat at home and they don't have to - they live in Cabramatta! If you know and love 'Cabra', you'll be well aware it's the heart of delicious, fresh and inexpensive food.

Thang started Noodlies three years ago to showcase the wonderful food and people of Sydney's west.

And this fantastic segment just featured on Channel 9's 'Today' show, showcasing the ridiculously delicious (and absurdly cheap Vietnamese pork roll (traditionally called 'Banh Mi Thit'):

He also conducts popular food tours of Cabramatta and Fairfield, again promoting his local community. For nine years, Thang served on Fairfield Council (1999-2008) and was credited with helping to make Cabramatta a safer and more vibrant community.

Thang is also a prolific food writer and social commentator - his work has been published in 'Feast Magazine', Sydney Morning HeraldDaily Telegraph and The Drum. Thang is currently #2 on the list of top 100 Australian food people on Twitter - follow him here: @thangngo

And: Thang is opening up another of his beloved food tours! This time, in the fantastically diverse (and vastly underrated) district of Fairfield. You can submit a comment to join in the day right here.

Oh, and he was the very first to review 'Green Peppercorn', the JUST announced 2013 Sydney Morning Herald 'Good Food Under $30 Best New Restaurant' award. Read more about that here.


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