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Published September 16th 2021
A taste of Vietnam in Brisbane
Located in the heart of South Bank in the iconic dining area of Little Stanley Street, Viet de Lites prepares fresh and healthy Vietnamese style food.
The goal of Viet de Lites is healthy and tasty ; two attributes that form a major part of the Vietnamese food and lifestyle.
The menu contains an array of Vietnamese cuisine dishes, rich in tasty vegetables and beef, poultry and seafood. The dishes are prepared in the Vietnamese cooking style - grilled, pan-fried and stir-fried to develop unique tastes.
Viet de Lites brings to Brisbane the best flavours of Vietnam. The venue is perfectly suitable for families, children, large groups and for functions. Make your reservation and enjoy your time in Viet de Lites.
Cao Lahn, Vietnam. Photo from unsplash.com/photos/ZN6W8BixVhI
Viet de Lites is close to public transport, only a few minutes away from South Bank railway station and bus station at the Cultural Centre. Also, the restaurant is a few minutes away from the Brisbane riverfront, where there is the City Cat ferry terminal. South Bank is a rich area in cultural events and exhibitions at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, theatres, museums and art galleries. Viet de Lites is open from morning offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Viet de Lites has ample floor space, able to welcome many people ready to taste the flavours of Vietnamese cuisine with fresh ingredients turned into delicious dishes.
Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and heavy reliance on herbs. Vietnamese food is commonly ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. This is a photo taken in Hanoi of a Vietnamese market. Photo from www.facebook.com/VietDelites/photos/336734459701979
The menu features many delectable dishes. Starters include crispy spring rolls, rice paper rolls, chicken satay skewers and fish cakes, which can be followed by a fresh salad or one of the flavoursome Vietnamese noodle soups. Plenty of vegetarian choices and dishes with chicken, duck, beef, pork and seafood. Some of the dishes can be spicy. The menu includes rice dishes, many House Specials and desserts.
An entree, like crispy pork or vegetarian spring rolls, is $7.90, followed by a salad of green papaya $14.90, with chicken satay sauce $21.90.
At the bar, you find all types of beverages; hot and cold drinks like Nuoc Dua, young coconut juice or cappuccino. There are light beers, full-strength beers, premium beers and ciders, including imported beer. You can also have wine to accompany your meal and you can choose from white wine, sparkling, rose and red.
Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan are catered for, with plenty of choices.
Viet de Lites is now a favourite of the Group Hiking South East Queensland and More. Every Monday evening, the group take a walk in Brisbane City and then has dinner.
The atmosphere of Viet de Lites is tranquil and the decor has lots of green colour to evoke the green of the bamboo. The tables and chairs are neatly placed on the spacious floor. There is one large photo of the green hills of Vietnam, paintings and ornaments. In particular, there is a green wall with a picture of a person wearing the typical conic hat, balancing on his shoulder a bamboo stick with a basket at each end.
When I visited the restaurant with the group on a Monday evening, the service was great. We had the order taken at the table and we did not have to wait long to savour our delicious meals. Water and glasses were brought to the table by the personnel and cutlery too. We had entree, soup and main meals and all of them were fresh, tasty and in a generous portion. The ambiance was relaxing, there wasn't loud music and we could talk freely and able to hear each other.