Our Story

The Mrs. Tran’s story originated from the busy streets of Cholon (Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown); home to the smorgasbord of Asian flavours that now graces the world culinary stage. Sharing amazing food with her local community was always part and parcel to Mrs. Tran’s life. When she was forced to resettle to Australia, because of the Vietnam War, Mrs. Tran continued her family tradition in her newly adopted home. To this day, Mrs. Tran is never far from her humble kitchen; meticulously preparing raw ingredients to create traditional family dishes to be shared with family and friends.

In 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Tran followed their passion for authentic Asian flavours and started their own food importing business. They wanted to contribute to the melting pot of their new home; sharing their favourite foods from their previous life.

Mrs Tran cutting chilli with a smile


After two decades of importing their products, Mr. and Mrs. Tran began to notice a decline in food production standards within Asian pantry goods. Many factories were engaging in harmful food preparation standards; companies were using harmful chemicals, inaccurate labelling practices, concealing allergenic ingredients and producing food in non-certified factories. Thus, in 2012, they decided to take a stand. Mrs. Tran’s Kitchen is vigilant about the factories it employs and only works with manufacturers who share their vision for a cleaner and safer food industry.

An asian farmer working in clean conditions


At Mrs. Trans Kitchen, we strive to share authentic and traditional Asian cuisine with everyone. We have conducted our own extensive market research and discovered that the Asian grocery industry does not address the needs of the community’s increasing concern about health and wellbeing.

In response to this, we have designed a range of products that are easy to prepare and caters to any clients’ dietary requirements, whilst staying true to the authentic Asian flavours.

Our products are:


In our efforts to bring integrity back to the Asian pantry, all products carrying the Mrs. Tran’s Kitchen brand must satisfy three criteria in order to be produced:

Have Authentic Asian Flavours

Mr. and Mrs. Tran views their business as an extension of their values. They dream of a day when everyone can enjoy the delectable flavours they grew up with; without worrying about their food intolerance.