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Published August 2nd 2014
Faster Than Take Away
Looks, good, smells good and tastes better!
It just doesn't look good when you're the first at a restaurant. The door was opened quickly and the waitress was beaming as if we were long lost friends. Soon after some locals also came in for a big feed.
Hot tea for st=arters
We were offered Vietnamese tea from a thermos as soon as we sat down. The waitress was very helpful in making menu suggestions but we all overestimated the amount of food we could eat. When I realised how big the servings were we cancelled one of the dishes. Luckily they didn't seem phased by this. When we were discussing the order the waitress called out for the spring rolls. These were delivered before we finished placing the order.
Spring rolls faster than you can order them!
We ended up ordering the spring rolls, curried chicken, special fried rice (with heaps of prawns), crispy fried chicken and with stir-fried combination egg noodles. Each dish was only about $10. This was way too much food for three of us.
All told our bill was only $46 including drinks. The most expensive meal I saw on the menu was a stir-fried meal with vegetables and any sauce for $15-$20 depending on the meat.
My absolute favorite was the sweet coconut based curry. The waitress told me it was a special Vietnamese recipe. This was the first time the kids had wrapped the spring rolls in a lettuce leave with mint. I was surprised they liked it.
Got to get the fried rice
The food was very tasty, hot but not too spicy. I think the service was on a par if not better, even the kids commented on the speed of the food. We were in and out in less than 45 minutes. … just perfect when accompanied by hungry and tired little ones.