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Banoi Vietnamese Restaurant

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by Damsel Martin (subscribe)
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Published April 25th 2018
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Lemongrass beef noodle salad. Author image.

Comfort food means different things to different people. For some, it's macaroni cheese, for others, pumpkin soup, tuna melts, or creamed rice. But at Vietnamese restaurant Banoi, comfort food comes in the form of cloud-soft steamed buns, fragrant pho, noodle salads, rice dishes, paper thin steamed rice pancakes, and crispy crepes and desserts.

Banoi bills its food as 'homestyle Vietnamese' and, like most dishes which evoke a delicious sense of nostalgia, these recipes are based on those handed down by co-owner Michael Nham's grandmother. Also on the menu are steamed taco buns (bánh bao kẹp) stuffed with pork belly or soft shell crab, traditional rice paper rolls (gỏi cuốn) filled with prawns, chicken, or salt and pepper tofu, and wonton noodle soup.

banoi vietnamese restaurant king street precinct lemongrass beef noodles
Banoi's understated exterior. Author image.

Before coming to Brisbane, Banoi built its formidable reputation on two bustling locations in Melbourne. It has now opened on the expanding King Street precinct connecting Gregory Terrace and St Pauls Terrace, which is replete with great new eateries including the illustrious Montrachet. Brisbane is also fortunate to be welcoming an additional location for The Lamb Shop.

Good value set lunches are offered on weekdays, and there is also a handy takeaway counter for those who need to eat on the run. Leave room for dessert, because there are a few mouth-watering options, including fried banana dumplings, mango pudding and fresh coconut water set as a jelly in a coconut shell.

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Why? Good value
When: Lunch Mon to Fri 11.30am to 3.00pm; Dinner Mon to Fri from 5.30pm, Also open Saturday 11.30am to 9.00pm.
Phone: 07 3607 2877
Where: 20 King Street Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Cost: Vermicelli noodle and rice dishes from $13.50
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Another great article Damsel and another restaurant to try. Thanks.
by May Cross (score: 3|3703) 266 days ago
Banoi is so good. I have the luxury of my workplace only being 200m from the restaurant. I am a regular here and have never had a bad meal.
by peter (score: 1|37) 261 days ago
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