If it was his last weekend on earth, what city would he eat in? We pitch Nathan Houpapa, Executive Chef at Cafe Hanoi, a few questions.

Nathan Houpapa, Executive Chef at Cafe Hanoi

Tell us a food/dish you’d be happy to eat every day?
Banh Mi! It’s a traditional Vietnamese filled roll with pork, pâté, pickled vegetables and loads of chili!

Knife hand: left or right?

What’s the best part of your job?
Creating new dishes for sure!

Where did you train?
I started my training at the Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook.

What’s a good road trip song?
Mr. Majestic by Calibre and High Contrast.

What was the first thing you can remember mastering in the kitchen?
Béchamel sauce.

If it were your last weekend on earth, what city would you eat in?
San Francisco, without a doubt.

Did you eat your veges as a kid?
Probably 50/50 haha!

Taste one of Nathan’s dishes at Savour & Switch: A Britomart Progressive Dinner. On Thursday 24 August, this event will showcase some of Britomart’s best culinary offerings as you dine at Fukuko, Mexico, Cafe Hanoi and Orleans.


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