You have come to the right place if you enjoy tasty and fresh dishes which fit into a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Focusing on the original Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, we chose the best dishes from The world's 50 best foods by CNN Travel.
We also carry a selection of fresh Vietnamese salads as well as natural drinks and juices from tropical fruit. Coffee lovers can enjoy the phin-filtered Vietnamese coffee Cà Phê Phin or if you prefer tea, we have an excellent Vietnamese green tea.
We offer daily lunch menu boxes (eat in or take away), menu lunch and dinner, free Wi-Fi. You can order our food: for take-away by calling ahead to the restaurant (+421 947 911 888) or using food delivery apps Wolt and Bolt (COMING SOON).
The most favourite dishes from Vietnam and Thailand
Your meals are prepared by the seasoned Vietnamese cooks using authentic recipes. In Papaya, we cook with less oil, quickly and gently to preserve flavour and nutrients.
We are particular about the quality of our ingredients: fresh meat is delivered daily from proven European farms, seafood is carefully chosen in Vienna. Rice, noodles and special spices come directly from Vietnam and other countries of South-east Asia, fresh oriental herbs are flown in.
Papaya Twin City menu selection
1. Vietnamese baguette Bánh Mì
Bánh Mì is the result of the French influence on Vietnamese culture. The French brought the baguettes and paté but the Vietnamese took this meal to another level by adding baked pork, Vietnamese ham, fresh coriander, pickled carrot and daikon and a special sauce. The famous chef Anthony Bourdain considers Bánh Mi the tastiest sandwich in the world, true "Symphony of flavours". We also offer a lighter version with tofu (please request vegan/vegetarian when ordering).
2. Vietnamese noodle soup Phở (gluten-free)
Phở is among The world's 50 best foods by CNN Travel. It is very popular in Vietnam and served in many Asian restaurants around the world. This hearty noodle soup comprises a strong broth, wide rice noodles (Bánh Phở), spring onion, coriander and meat. The secret of this recipe is a really good broth made from beef marrow bones and various herbs and spices (ginger, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, onion); one needs at least eight hours to prepare it. The best known Phở is with beef and chicken. The difference between the southern and northern Phở styles is the choice of fresh herbs. Meatless version (not vegetarian) comes with a plate of herbs.
5. Summer (fresh) rolls Nem Cuốn (gluten-free)
The second most popular Vietnamese dish according to CNN TRAVEL. These light rolls are a perfect choice if you don't want fried foods. Lettuce, coriander, egg omelette stripes, cooked pork ham slices, steamed prawns and Bún (thin rice noodles) wrapped in a translucent rice paper. Served with a special peanut Hoisin sauce. They are called Gỏi Cuốn in southern Vietnam. Vegetarian version contains omelette strips but we can make rolls without eggs on request - please request vegan when ordering (it may take a bit longer).
6. Spring (fried) rolls Nem Rán
These crispy rolls are a staple at the Lunar New Year celebrations and any Vietnamese family feast. Pork shoulder, egg yolk, onion, shiitake, jelly ear mushroom, glass noodles and mung bean sprouts wrapped in rice paper (vegetarian rolls are made of wheat paper) and fried in a vegetable oil until golden. They are served with a thin seasoned fish sauce Nước Chấm with carrot and kohlrabi shavings. They are called Chả Giò in southern Vietnam. Vegetarian version available (there are no vegan, no gluten-free options for this dish).
7. Spicy Bún Huế noodles (gluten-free)
A large bowl of beef broth and thin rice noodles with a strong lemongrass flavour, served with a plate of fresh herbs. You can choose from four varieties: beef and pork knee, shrimp, chicken AND tofu.
13. South-Vietnamese noodles Bún Bò Nam Bộ
A favourite of southerners and many others, this dish combines thin rice noodles with meat or shrimp, onion and mung bean sprouts. Served with a spring roll, lettuce, herbs, cucumber, pickled veggies, peanuts and fried shallot. The broth is traditionally seasoned with fish sauce. For vegan/vegetarian option please please request "no fish sauce" when ordering.
14. Curry Cà Ri (gluten-free)
This mildly spicy dish from southern Vietnam is a perfect combination of vegetables with meat or shrimp in a beautifully yellow sauce made from coconut milk and red curry paste, smoothed with a little cow's milk. Please request vegan option when ordering.
15. Savoury filled pancakes Bánh Xèo
A crispy pancake from central Vietnam is made from rice flour, turmeric and spring onion, filled with sliced pork, shrimps and mung bean sprouts. Served with lettuce, fresh herbs and a sauce of your choice. No vegetarian option available.
16. Crispy Chicken or Duck Gà / Vịt Giòn
The chicken or duck is marinated in a special mix of natural spices, then fried in batter until golden.
17. Steamed savoury cakes Bánh Bao
Ideal (not only) for breakfast or mid afternoon meal. These cakes originally come from China but quickly found their place in the Vietnamese cuisine. The filling comprises pork meat, egg, jelly ear mushroom, glass noodles and onion seasoned with black pepper. No vegetarian option available.
18. Pad Thai ผัดไทย (gluten-free)
Pad Thai is a rice noodle dish loved all around the world. Shrimp and chicken or tofu, mixed egg and beansprouts are sautéed in a wok, seasoned with a wonderful tamarind sauce and sprinkled with chopped peanuts. In Thailand, Pad Thai is a common street food while being the most favourite dish in many Thai restaurants around the world. Please request vegan option (no egg, only tofu) when ordering.