Despite my consumption of Vietnamese food at least twice a week, I've never blogged on it! So here's the first... with many more to come ;-)
Viet food is probably one of my favourite cuisines. It tastes of home... I love the herbs, the spices, all the greens and just the simplicity of its flavours. My parents always rant about how a bowl of Pho Dac Biet (beef noodle soup) or Bun Bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup) can be bought for just 50 cents in Vietnam. They used to wake up to its aromas...
Dong Ba at Bankstown is just like that. On a Saturday morning, families are packed inside this small but cheerful restaurant. Everything on the menu is practically $7!!
Mum and I ordered their specialty... bun bo hue... *drools*
A few minutes after placing our order, a colourful array of vegies and herbs arrived on our table. Bean sprouts, mints, lettuce and purple cabbage.
bun bo hue
So hearty and... just fabulous. The herbs & vegies added a refreshing texture and the broth was worth all the hours it took to make.
families @ the weekend brunch
longan with shaved ice
The males of the house opted for rice dishes... my bro had the tomato rice and my dad went for the broken rice. We all ate with satisfaction :-)
tomato rice with beef
com tam (broken rice with grilled pork, meat loaf and shredded pork)
The verdict? I loved this place to bits. It's casual, cheap and cheerful.
2/296 Chapel Road South, Bankstown
Phone: 9708 0327