Authentic Vietnamese at Mai Saigon
MAI Saigon, Vietnamese Restaurant, is the latest addition to the restaurant scene in Airlie Beach. The restaurant is on Airlie Beach’s main street, above Hog’s Breath, and is operated by local resident Mai Algie.
Mrs Algie is a Vietnamese Australian from Saigon and the township of Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta region.
She owned and operated the original Hog's Breath Cafe franchise in Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon), and after selling her business she moved to Airlie Beach.
Her husband, Don Algie, opened the first ever Hog’s Breath Cafe in Australia in Airlie Beach in 1989 and is the owner of the Hog’s Breath franchise system in Australia.
Now with operations manager Tony Nguyen, they hope to introduce locals and visitors to their new Vietnamese cuisine.Vietnamese food is renowned for its fresh, tasty and healthy approach to dining.
Once opened the two intend to introduce specialty dishes such as Vietnamese barbecue and Vietnamese hot pot, cooked at the table for an exciting new dining experience. For those who are after something a little different on their night out Mai Saigon also boasts Scooters Bar and Grill.
Scooters impressive bar sits in the back section of the restaurant and displays an authentic original fully restored Vespa and a Lambretta scooter from 1963 to 1967.
For those who are after more traditional Australian and American-style food you can order a burger or steak.
They also have gourmet pizzas available as well as a large selection of draft beer.
Mai Saigon and Scooter’s Bar and Grill offer a wide range of culinary choices in a modern and stylish setting and everyone is welcome to drop by for a look and to sample Airlie's latest restaurant.
VIETNAMESE DELIGHTS: Mitch Weyman, Melanie Thomas, Tony Nguyen (manager), Mai Algie (owner) and Kiara Buckley with some of the delicious Vietnamese food available from the newly-opened Mai Saigon restaurant in Airlie Beach's main street.