Now open: East Street Canberra food truck reopens as restaurant Hello Hanoi

Jil Hogan
Hello Hanoi owner Pink Pham.
Hello Hanoi owner Pink Pham. Photo: Jil Hogan

Popular Vietnamese food truck East Street Canberra has been parked to make way for a permanent bricks and mortar restaurant.

East Street Canberra has been doing the rounds for two years, popping up at events like the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, The Forage, and Groovin The Moo.

Now owner and chef Pink Pham is serving up the same Vietnamese fare at her new venue Hello Hanoi, a permanent eatery facing Alinga Street in the bus interchange.

Unlike the food truck which had a rotating menu, Hello Hanoi focuses around three staple items - bahn mi, pho, and bun vermecelli noodle salad, with a particular slant towards the cuisine from northern Vietnam, where Phan is originally from.

Pham moved to Canberra six years ago. After working in TV for four years, she decided she wanted to cook, following in the footsteps of her father's side of the family, including her grandparents who ran a pho restaurant in vietnam for two decades.

As well as serving up traditional Vietnamese iced coffee, Hello Hanoi has a cold pressed juice bar out the front, with both made to order and pre-made juices. 

For now, Hello Hanoi is just open during the day, but Pham has plans to open for dinner some nights in the future.

And as for the food truck, she said it's likely it will still pop up on occasion, but it will also be re-branded as Hello Hanoi.

Hello Hanoi, 100 Alinga St, Canberra. Open 8am-4pm weekdays and 10am-3pm Saturday.