Take a deep breath and learn about our epic journey!
In a cozy corner of Australia, a story unfolds — a tale of flavours, heritage, and a green revolution born from the heart of Vietnam.
This is the story of Bami, not just a brand, but a journey of taste, tradition, and a mission to bring the essence of Vietnamese green to every Aussie table.
Growing up on a humble farm in Vietnam, we knew the value of a good and healthy meal.
Even though we didn’t have much, we had something pretty awesome – an abundance of fresh greens. Every meal was like a mini feast with these tasty greens, a gift from nature we cherished daily. They made our simple meals feel like something extraordinary.
When we came to Australia, we noticed a contrast. Here, we found a cuisine rich and diverse, but not enough greens. We were surprised because back home, greens are a big deal in every meal. We learned that there’s a huge gap in the daily green intake among Aussies.
So, we thought, why not bring a bit of Vietnam’s green goodness to Aussie meals? And that’s how Bami was born. We’re not just another restaurant; we want to make eating greens a big thing here, and we work days and nights to get everyone to enjoy the true essence of street food AND more greens. We believe in more than just serving food; we aim to weave the lush tapestry of Vietnamese greens into the fabric of Aussie meals.
Our way of cooking is simple – keep it fresh. We avoid reheating and using the microwave too much. This way, the greens keep their fresh taste and goodness.
Bami Vietnamese was founded in Adelaide in 2016 by childhood friends and life partners Trien Le and Mai Nong.
Trien, a former chef working for various restaurants in Adelaide, and Mai both developed a deep love for traditional home cooking from a young age. Completing the winning trifecta was Khanh Tran, who had a background in hospitality.
Being in Vietnamese culture, the team developed a deep love for traditional home cooking from a young age. Their profound appreciation for food, family and heritage gave birth to the concept of Bami Vietnamese. The team set a vision to build a restaurant business that provides the essence of Vietnamese cuisine.
“WE WANTED TO PROVIDE THE SPEED OF FAST FOOD WHILST MAINTAINING THE FLAVOUR OF MODERN AND FRESH FOOD.”
– Trien Le (Founder and CEO)
Picture: Trien (right) and Khanh (left) meeting the renowned Madam Phuong at Banh Mi Phuong in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Our culinary creations draw inspiration from the tireless efforts of our mothers, who worked gruelling 18-hour days to secure a better future for their families. Despite the challenges, they discovered joy in crafting uncomplicated, authentic, and unforgettable meals.
Renowned for its health benefits, Vietnamese cuisine stands as one of the healthiest culinary traditions globally. Our meticulously crafted menu offers diverse options and ensure sexcellent value for money. This allows our customers to relish dining with us multiple times a week, indulging in our dishes’ delightful flavours and nourishing goodness.
Constantly driven by innovation, we strive to maintain the essence of Vietnamese cuisine while pushing boundaries. This essence lies in the delicate equilibrium between meat and vegetables, spiciness and freshness, traditional Vietnamese flavours and the evolving preferences of the modern Australian palate. Above all, we prioritize the balance of nutrition, ensuring that our offerings cater to both taste and well-being.
Throughout the years, we have proudly catered to the appetites of over a million customers seeking a delightful combination of quick, fresh, and flavorful treats.
We understand the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, which is why our diverse menu offers an array of dishes crafted with nutritious proteins, locally sourced organic vegetables, and our heritage-inspired, tantalizing flavours.
The best part? Our skilled team prepares these delectable offerings in mere moments, ensuring you can savour every bite without compromising your busy schedule.
"Vietnamese food is our family's heart and soul. From laughter to tears, it's the essence of our shared memories, cherished since our childhood days."
- Trien Le
Our food is prepared in mere moments so you can savour every bite without compromising your busy schedule.
Our food is crafted with nutritious proteins and locally sourced organic vegetables. And we always cook fresh!
We consistently explore new technologies and develop traditional Vietnamese recipes to delight our customers.
Bami's Journey began in 2016, initially operating a food van that offered Vietnamese rolls in Marion, Adelaide. Recognising the immense growth potential of Vietnamese cuisine, Bami has transformed itself from vood vans to take-away stores and restaurants.