Jenny Nguyen |

Me! Mucking about in the park on Mulackstraße, Berlin

Welcome, I’m Jenny, the person behind and here’s a little bit about me.

I’m Vietnamese/Australian by identity and have been fortunate enough to live in many great cities including Melbourne, London, Amsterdam and now New York. I LOVE to travel!

When I’m not travelling and exploring new cities, I’m obsessively researching and trying out the best hotspots NYC has to offer. I’m looking for hotspots that inspire me; ones that make me go “wow”, ones that I can’t wait to drag all of my friends to.

On, you’ll only find the coolest, most special, interesting and inspiring restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops, galleries, museums, hotels and things to see and do.


I’m so lucky in life to have surrounded myself with many interesting, creative and inspiring people from all over the world whose tastes I trust implicitly. They have untapped knowledge that all discerning travellers should have access to! You’ll notice some city guides from “The Curators” – they are by these people.

I’ve asked The Curators to dig deep into their cities and create city guides for Melting Butter readers that curate the coolest restaurants, shops, galleries and hotspots that can even take locals some digging to discover.


I’d love to hear from you if you have comments about my site, if you’d like to collaborate with me or even if you have a hotspot that you really want to tell me about! Email me at


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42 Responses to “About”
  1. Hi Jenny 🙂

    Your blog is so hip, happening, and crackling with energy! Just one thing – no Curtis Stone?!?! Oh my! 😉

    • jennynoowyn says:

      LOL, promise I won’t include anything Curtis Stone 😉 Only hip and happening chefs thank you v much!

  2. Rita says:

    Can I just say that this blog is amazingly cool? So clear and professional! I love it! 😛

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Thank you Rita! That’s very nice to hear first thing in the morning 🙂

  3. ping says:

    Hi Jenny, pleased to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog. You have a great blog…looks real professional! I’m still pretty new to this blogging business myself. Guess I had a little bit of beginners luck to be on the foodbuzz top 9. You’re doing great! Keep it up! Love your avatar 😀

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hey Ping, thanks for dropping by and for the kind words 🙂 Food blogging has definitely become some kind of addiction for me and I’m sure for you too! 🙂

  4. Hi Jenny!
    I love your blog! I look forward to seeing everything you have to offer! Very nice to meet you. Love Aussies!
    Food blogging is an addition, and I’ve truly enjoyed all the wonderful people I’m meeting!!!!

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Thanks for the very sweet words 🙂 Look forward to reading your posts too!

  5. Jenny- Happy New Year darling! LOVE LOVE LOVE your website. It is magnifico!!!

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Thanks Jenny! 🙂 You’re awesome!

  6. Well Jenny, I wish I’d followed up your invite to have a look at your blog sooner! It’s great, lovely photos…..I’ve just arrived back in Scotland from Amsterdam today, had a wonderful time, loved the locals, the architecture, the food and the snow. Lucky you, living there!

    Btw where’s that cheeky matthew evans on your list?


    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hi Fiona, thanks for stopping by 🙂 Glad you liked Amsterdam and the Oliebollen! It is a very pretty city, isn’t it… I had never heard of Matthew Evans before you mentioned him! But thanks for the tip, will definitely keep an eye out for him x

  7. Nice blog!

  8. Melting Butter Rocks!

    We love the design and content of your site – especially your engaging writing style! We think more people should be exposed to its awesomeness.

    Meting Butter is officially invited to be a destination in Welcome Competitor. We hope you’re in!

    Congrats on the selection!

    The Webteam at Welcome Competitor

  9. Hi there, first time on your blog – Wish I were a meat eater ;)) but I do have my own veggie recipe blog that I would like you to check out – Is this a site where we can contribute some recipes to?

    • jennynoowyn says:

      glad you like 🙂 will check out your blog soon…. at the moment, I’m just trying different recipes and if they turn out good I’m posting them…so if I see something that inspires me on your blog, I’ll give it a go!

  10. Manu says:

    Hi Jenny!

    I didn’t know you were from Oz! Small world! 🙂 I am really happy to have found you on Foodbuzz! Your blog is amazing! 🙂


    • jennynoowyn says:

      Thanks Manu! glad you like it…foodbuzz is such a great way to find cool blogs 🙂

  11. molossina says:

    Hi jenny, thank you again for your friend on foodbuzz, nice blog!!! Bye bye ,Monica.

  12. Love the blog Jenny and Michael. And am quite envious of your European foodie escapades! I miss the variety of cuisines and fresh food markets open every day! But I do love the opportunity to taste and use Asian (and yummy Vietnamese) flavours in Aussie cooking… Will keep checking back in. 🙂

  13. Hi Jenny and Michael. I saw your profile on foodbuzz. I really like your blog and the about page is great. Hope to see you around the blogging community. Kind regards.

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hi Jonesta, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  14. Courtney says:

    Wow – what a beautiful site!!! I love it!!! Great job. Do you mind if I link your site on my blog? That way I will remember to follow yours better:)

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hi Courtney, thanks! Link away! :)))

  15. Wow! What a great site! I will return often. Great text, great photographs. It’s making me very hungry this cold morning here outside Boston, USA.

  16. Yen says:

    Hi Jenny!

    Thanks so much for adding me on Foodbuzz and checking out my blog! I thought I’d pop by and check out yours – can I just say though, I read your profile on the About Me page and you are probably the hippest person ever. I worked at a media ad agency too, but I’m definitely not as well-travelled as you are! Keep up the great work on the blog – I’ll be back for sure! 🙂

  17. frederike says:

    Hi Jenny!
    I saw you’re living in Amsterdam, but do you speak Dutch as well?
    Love the photo’s and lay out on your blog, my compliments!

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hi Frederike, i wish I could say yes, but unfortunately i’m yet to learn 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and come again!

  18. Jenny! You’re blog is spectacular! I’ll be checking in frequently!

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Thank Laura! glad you like 🙂

  19. Nice to meet you! Thanks for accepting friend request on Foodbuzz. I have enjoyed my stay here and will be back.

  20. I think Curtis Stone good looking!

  21. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing.

  22. Hey! I stumbled across this page through looking at mutual friends Instagram…awesome! I’m a massive food and traveller and will definitely be on this blog more!! Great work!

  23. Hey! I stumbled across this blog through a mutual friends Instagram. I love food and travel so will definitely be on this a lot more! Great work guys!

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hey thanks for the nice words!! i have to get better at posting more often 🙂
      who was our mutual friend?

      • Sorry for such a late reply! Well one of them is Hoa (in the uk) 🙂

      • jennynoowyn says:

        ah Hoa!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  24. Thiago says:

    Hi Jenny!

    • jennynoowyn says:

      Hi Thiago! 🙂

  25. paul says:

    Very good post! We will be linking to this great article on
    our site. Keep up the good writing.

  26. CARY says:

    Howdy, I found really great thoughts ! Continue the good work!

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