Ever since travelling Vietnam over the Christmas holidays, I\u2019ve found myself craving their deliciously flavoursome cuisine. I could eat multiple banh mi\u2019s in one sitting and would certainly devour a Vietnamese yellow curry in a heartbeat. No matter how much I eat, I simply just can\u2019t get enough of this wholesome grub. So, if you\u2019re like me and should basically just move to Vietnam for the food, but can\u2019t quite afford that plane ticket then Auckland has got some pretty awesome Vietnamese restaurants that are sure not to break the bank. \n\n\n\nLe Vietnamese Kitchen\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAfter my trip to Vietnam, Ponsonby\u2019s gem, Le Vietnamese Kitchen, was the first place that I set my taste buds on and let\u2019s just say they did a dam good job of satisfying those vietnamese cravings. The Nem Chien, otherwise known as crispy fried roles, are the perfect starter, while the Yellow Vegan Curry ticked all of the boxes.They also dish up some of the best pho and don\u2019t forget to wash down your food with a Saigon beer. Not only is the food to die for, but the petite courtyard certainly transports you from the streets of Ponsonby to the streets of Vietnam. \n\n\n\nCafe Hanoi\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAs its name suggests, Cafe Hanoi takes you on a trip to Vietnam\u2019s capital, Hanoi. Taking inspiration from the street food of Hanoi\u2019s Old Quarter, Cafe Hanoi serve up fresh and flavoursome dishes with a modern twist. Try their crispy soft-shell crab with shredded papaya salad and chilli lime dressing or if seafood isn\u2019t your thing then opt for the caramelised pork belly and coconut hotpot served with crispy noodles - it\u2019s literally melt in your mouth perfection! Don\u2019t worry they all have a great range of veggie dishes, our favourite being the twice-cooked tofu stuffed with shittake mushrooms. \n\n\n\nLove Exposure\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe brains behind Kiss Kiss and Happy Boy opened Vietnamese eatery, Love Exposure, last year and it\u2019s been a hit on Dominion Road. Inspired by Vietnamese street food, the menu is simple but certainly packs a lot of flavour. Bringing you traditional snacks like deep fried pork spring rolls, free-range chicken satay skewers and prawn or tofu summer rolls \u2013 you\u2019ll be spoilt for choice. Even the bar snacks, taro chips and prawn crackers are mouth-wateringly good. Try the Pho, you won\u2019t be disappointed \u2013 a choice of rare beef or free-range pulled chicken to accompany the flavoursome noodle broth. As well as a to die for menu, you could equally visit the quirky bistro to simply have a peak at the d\u00e9cor and experience the buzzing atmosphere.\n\n\n\nSen Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSen\u2019s mission is to serve up \u2018tasty Vietnamese street food that authentically reflects the heritage and diversity of the Vietnamese people\u2019 and that\u2019s exactly what they do. Only using the freshest and most natural ingredients, their dishes are not only stunning and delicious but they bring to life the vibrancy and colour of Vietnam. There will be plenty of local flavours like lemongrass, Vietnamese mint and coriander for your tastebuds to explore. Grab your pals and try their set menu, which showcases some of the best Vietnamese fare - think melt-in-your-mouth caramelised pork belly, YUM! \n\n\n\nHello Mister\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIf you\u2019re looking to try something new at lunch, then definitely sink your teeth into the Vietnamese street food at Hello Mister! It\u2019s perfect for on the go eating or to treat your palate to a variety of Vietnamese dishes. The half size portions allow you to nibble at everything, while the vibrant cabinet draws you in straight away. Try their Pho for something warm and comforting or if you\u2019re in a rush bag yourself a variety of rice rolls. The food is fast, fresh and most importantly flavoursome!