Part of the Paralowie Village Shopping Centre, Huynh's Kitchen offers various Vietnamese dishes as well as a few Chinese style dishes. Lunch time on weekdays presents a good opportunity to have a meal for a relatively good price, with a selection of dishes going for $10 between 11am and 3pm.
A staple at any Vietnamese restaurant, the Sliced Beef Noodle Soup, also known as Pho, had tender slices of beef in a broth that had the spiced flavour that we expected from Pho. Served with the dish were bean sprouts, Asian herbs, chilli and a lemon wedge that can be added to the soup to give it more flavour and texture. Several more variations of Pho can also be ordered, one of which includes beef balls.
Sliced Beef Noodle Soup (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Black Bean Stir-fry is one of the stir-fried dishes in which you choose your choice of meat and sauce to be cooked with vegetables. The chicken that I chose for the Black Bean Stir-fry was cooked just right with the black bean imparting a delectable savoury flavour that was not too strong. Their stir-fry dishes are some of the dishes that are part of the $10 lunch special, in which a half sized portion is served alongside some rice.
Black Bean Stir-fry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For a rice dish that is a bit more filling, you can choose to order the Crispy Chicken with Rice. To our delight the flesh of the chicken was quite juicy and perfectly set off by the crispy skin. A small serving of pickled vegetables helped to balance out the chicken with its tangy flavour.
Crispy Chicken with Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A dish my father enjoys eating, the Beef Vermicelli Noodle had slices of beef that was not too tough sitting on top of rice noodles cooked to al dente. Some crunch was provided by a scattering of crushed peanuts and fried shallots. To best enjoy the dish, it is advisable to mix everything thoroughly first so the slightly spicy, sweet and sour sauce that was poured over the dish is infused into the ingredients.
Beef Vermicelli Noodle (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Although the "charred" flavour of the Beef Fried Rice Noodles was not as strong as the one from NanYang, it was still enough to make eating the dish an enjoyable experience. The beef and vegetables which had the right amount of bite to them also complemented the rice noodles well.
Beef Fried Rice Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the rice in their Chicken Salty Fish Fried Rice was fluffy, we thought the salty fish flavour was a bit underwhelming as it did not have the degree of salted fish taste that we expected. Some onions and bean sprouts provided some contrast with their slightly crisp texture.
Chicken Salty Fish Fired Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Despite the formal look of the white tablecloth covered tables, the restaurant still had a comfortable and causal ambience. Parking is no problem as there is plenty of parking spaces in the carpark that is part of the Paralowie Village Shopping Centre.