Vika in Oslo

Spring in Norway means that Norwegians try to go outside as much as possible to enjoy the warmer weather (which is considered nice as long as it is not snowing or raining). Restaurants have begun to offer outside seating and outdoor markets are beginning to emerge. Today, shops in the Vika neighbourhood set up booths on the Vikaterrassen walkway with samples and activities to celebrate spring.


My favourite place in Vika is Xích Lô Asian Bakery & Tapas. I have not had a chance to try their tapas yet, but I can definitely vouch for their baked goods! They have both savoury and sweet treats, from brioche to doughnuts… and even bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwich)!

Xích Lô Asian Bakery and Tapas

The namesake of the bakery is this red pedicab, a common form of transportation in southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. Being on a pedicab is quite nice in hot climates because you feel a little breeze as you are chauffeured to your destination.

Xích Lô Asian Bakery and Tapas

Have you ever been on a pedicab? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂


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