Located close to Mr Bulgogi at Mawson Lakes , The 3 Viets is a good place to enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Many of their dishes can be ordered in various serving sizes.
When ordering the Pho, customers can choose to have one to four ingredients from rare beef, beef balls, brisket, beef tendon or tripe; or a combination of all five ingredients. We were delighted that their Pho was served piping hot and the soup had the degree of spiced flavour that we enjoy. The rare beef was tender and was complemented well by the firmer beef balls. Served alongside the dish were beansprouts and Asian herbs that can be added to the dish for extra flavour and texture.
Pho (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Pork Chop in their Pork Chop Rice was cooked just right and was also cut up slightly to simplify the task of cutting it up into bitesize portions. A fried egg helped to make the dish more filling and the tangy flavour of the pickled vegetables was a good partner to the pork. If you like to add extra flavour, you can dip the pork into the Nuoc cham sauce provided.
Pork Chop Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While we would have liked a bit more beef in the Grilled Beef Vermicelli Salad Bowl, it still had a good amount of flavour without being too tough. There was a generous amount of shredded vegetables to provide freshness and a topping of fresh shallots to add a crunchy element to the dish. To best enjoy the dish, pour the Nuoc cham sauce over the ingredients and mix everything thoroughly to infuse its flavour into the noodles and vegetables.
Grilled Beef Vermicelli Salad Bowl (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The 3 Viets had an ambience that you would expect from a small café. Its relatively close location to the Mawson Lakes Railway Station and UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus makes it a convenient place for commuters and students who have a craving for Vietnamese cuisine.