A writer who is keen to tell anyone who will listen about her likes and dislikes - particularly relating to food, dining, drinking, socialising, travelling and being entertained.
Published September 30th 2011
Tucked away in the suburban streets of Ferryden Park is a little known Vietnamese restaurant called Nghi Nhan Quan.
Once only popular with the Vietnamese community, the restaurant rose to fame following an endorsement in 2009 by South Australian chef Poh Ling Yeow in and Adelaide Now interview. Following that the restaurant was voted Best Community Restaurant and since then has welcomed a much larger range of clientele through its doors.
The menu is extensive, boasting over 100 fresh and authentic dishes with large serves averaging around the $10 mark.
A must try is the Vietnamese Beef Noodle dish (Pho). An aromatic and hearty beef and noodle soup that's broth is infused with flavours like cinnamon, star anise, ginger and cloves and is served with fresh accompaniments including bean sprouts, coriander, Thai basil, mint leaves, chilli and lemon. The result is a fresh, exotic and entirely comforting flavour.
The restaurant is fully licensed offering imported Vietnamese beers. For those seeking a more traditional, non-alcohol beverage there are many to choose from including fresh coconut, longan, jackfruit, durian or lychee juice or the peculiar sounding soda egg drink - a mixture of creaming soda and egg which, despite my initial misgivings, is surprisingly delicious. For those seeking a more conventional beverage there are all the usual suspects on offer as well.
Nghi Ngan Quan doesn't have a website, however, you can visit their Facebook page, but my suggestion is to head on down there, find a seat and explore the menu for yourself.
I've never heard of this place before, but I do love a good bowl of pho. I used to live in Vietnam, and I don't relive the early morning bowls of pho as often as I'd like to. It is really great coming across a good place to get some in Adelaide.
Although it is also tempting me to try making my own sometime. Far easier than heading out somewhere else for breakfast.
Will definitely be checking this place out sometime. :)