So much of a country's culture is based around food - the rituals around family meals, the display of warmth and hospitality, and even the greeting 'have you eaten yet?', rather than a simple 'hello'. An Uong translates to 'eat, drink' in Vietnamese. What better way to understand one's story and culture than sitting through a meal with them?...

Jai Ho is a family run restaurant that has been sharing their recipes through their hospitality since 2011. The family has other restaurants under the Jai Ho name, in Hoppers Crossing and Berwick, and they also provide Indian wedding banquets for Peter Rowland's catering services. The proceedings begin with papadums and a trio of dips: a slightly sweet, slightly tangy tamarind, mint, and a yoghurt-based spicy sauce. We also try a mango lassi, which tastes more strongly of mango than yoghurt. Perfect if you're after more of a...