Melbourne Vietnam Noodle House
251 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9078 2225
I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something that I have not tried before (possibly). I think the first time that I had Vietnamese food is all the way back in 2007 for a friend’s birthday but we ordered dishes and not like Viet’s traditional stuff. Everyone says the entry dish is beef noodles, which is known as Pho in Vietnam. It is a soup based noodles with various cuts and types of beef thrown in. Upon recommendations from V, I headed to Vietnam Noodle House for my lunch.
I was first presented with an appetizer, fresh bean sprouts with slices of lemon at the side. Interesting but I don’t really ‘dare’ to eat fresh vegetables from diners outside.
I was rather hungry as I did not have breakfast as usual (I know it is a bad habit but I just can’t seem to eat anything!), so I ordered a plate of Wonton. They were made rather differently from the usual Chinese ones, they were bigger and had more vegetables in their fillings. A small plate of sweet chilli was also given at the side which enhanced the dish so much more!
Lastly, the star of the day: Pho noodle soup @ $8. The broth was fragrant and the noodles were easy to chew and flavours were quite subtle. But nothing too surprising for a bowl of soup noodle. >.< However, I heard from V that the broth should be clearer than this to be authentic!