A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published March 8th 2019
Try this genuine Vietnamese restaurant today
It has been quite a while since I have been out for lunch and done a review but I am back into the swing of it again and looking forward to bringing you some exciting new cafes and restaurants.
This is a Vietnamese cafe which was recommended to me by one of my Thai friends. She said it is both genuine, has excellent food and a good choice of meals. She also said that the meals were so large it was almost impossible to eat some of their meals on your own, which makes it a very cheap place to eat as you can share a meal!.
Vietnamese differs slightly from other Asian foods and they use fish sauce in many of their dishes. They also have a good balance of aromatics, sweetness, sourness, and fish-sauciness.
Pho is one of their popular dishes and this is an example of French colonialism leaving its mark. This soup is a blend of Vietnamese rice noodles and French-style meat broths.
Of course, being greedy we ordered a dish each knowing full well that my friend said one was enough to share! I had a problem, as usual - picking from the vast menu here as so many of the dishes looked so good.
The other good thing about this restaurant is that it was full of local Vietnamese people. It is a large restaurant which holds about 100 people in all.
There is parking outside and this is off the street. The address is Unit 2, 250 Walter Road, Morley. The restaurant has been there for over 2 years which attests to its popularity as it is off the road and slightly hidden. Unless it is recommended to you, it is difficult to see it from the main street (Walter Road). It is almost directly opposite the Coventry Markets.
It is a casual restaurant which was clean and had no tablecloths. On each table were chopsticks and several condiments. It is open for brunch, lunch and dinner and they do eat in as well as take away.
The front entrance - unassuming restaurant
There were two of us eating lunch on this particular day and we decided not to share as my friend was having soup. The meal she ordered was Pho - Vietnamese Hofan Beef Noodle Soup.
Large bowl of soup with a plate of condiments to add
I tasted some of this and it was excellent with plenty of meat as well as noodles in it.
Pho - beef soup
It came with a plate of condiments on the side including two types of chilli, bean sprouts and Vietnamese mint.
Condiments to be added into the soup
After much deliberation, I ordered the Goi, which was thinly sliced, medium cooked beef salad with Vietnamese fish sauce and a peanut topping. There was also capsicum, shredded carrot, tomato, chilli, cabbage, onion and Vietnamese mint in this meal.
My huge serving of Pho!
This was quite chilli hot and delicious, with plenty of very tender thin meat strips. The serving was way too large for me to eat and they readily gave me a takeaway container and bag to put it in, and we ate the leftovers for dinner!
So much leftover - we could easily have shared the meal!
We toyed with the idea of having a dessert as we had both eaten too much, and in the end, decided to share a fried ice cream. This is one of my favourites and this one was particularly good as the batter had a lovely coconut flavour.
Delicious fried ice cream
To sum up, this was a very pleasant restaurant with good value and excellent tasting food. The meals arrived fairly quickly and it is a restaurant that I will be going back to.