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The fall of Saigon & the meaning behind our wall mural

Updated: May 2, 2021

Today is the anniversary of the fall of Saigon (30 April). The occasion is still an important and emotional day for many Vietnamese people and veterans.

This day in 1975 uprooted so many lives and in the process helped shape Australia's cultural landscape through immigration. This includes the way we cook, eat and go out, as Vietnamese people settled in and became farmers, food importers and restaurateurs.

Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack pointed out in a recent Good Food feature,

"A steaming, fragrant bowl of pho noodle soup is now such a part of our lives that we miss it when we travel."

For the Vietnamese diaspora, there is so much to remember on this day, but there is also much to be grateful for. This mural we painted at our Surry Hills eatery symoblises this: the violence of the war but also the hope, life and beauty that came out of a barrel of a gun.

We hope you have an amazing weekend 🙂

Further Reading

Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack, "Celebrating 190 years of Sydney dining", Good Food, 19 April 2021


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