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Old Thanh Huong Restaurant

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by Wendy (subscribe)
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Published April 28th 2013
I ventured to Marrickville for exploration of this suburb. Nestled on Illawarra road, Old Thanh Huong is a one-stop shop serving up Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines.

Old Thanh Huong Restaurant Entrance
The shop front of Old Thanh Huong Restaurant

This was the first time I visited the shop, and so I was interested in finding out what specialties were available. The menu is indeed extensive but I was drawn to the Chef's Recommendation hand-written on a board. Without hesitation, I ordered the steamed roll ravioli, which I found it's not something I can easily come across in other restaurants.

I was impressed with the popularity of the place as it was still full of people during off-peak times. The food was generously served and tasted authentic Vietnamese. Please take note the dishes on the Chef's Recommendation list are only offered on certain days of the week.

Old Thanh Huong Restaurant Steamed Roll Ravioli
Steamed Roll Ravioli

Fried ice cream is another speciality, with chocolate coated on top. Personally, I was not that impressed with its presentation and its taste, but it's something different.

Old Thanh Huong Restaurant fried ice cream
Fried ice cream


Old Thanh Huong Restaurant - Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese Zodiac, represented by 12 animal signs are displayed on the wall

The decor is minimal other than the twelve Chinese animal signs displaying on the wall. This is the beauty of the place; simple, lively and unpretentious. It's apparent that people come here to enjoy good food in a cosy environment. No wonder this place is so popular among locals.
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Why? Authentic Vietnamese food offered at a reasonable price
When: Thursday - Monday 11 am to 9 pm, closed Tuesday - Wednesday
Phone: 02 9558 0863
Where: 356 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
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