Sydney has become such a melting pot of cultures that we are now able to find yummy food from all around the world right in Sydney itself.
Tonight after a long walking day, we picked Pho Pasteur (just before it closed for the day) based on the recommendation from Ms I, as always. 🙂
We have heard that Vietnamese food in Melbourne is pretty good, and the nearby Paperboy Kitchen seemed to have pretty good reviews!
A little shop that has around 20 high chair seats, it is also very popular for takeaways. Despite being lunch hour, the crowd cleared very quickly.
[Here is the photostream of Ho Chi Minh City 2015, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Sleepy but happy couple
We arrived at the airport around 5am in the morning for breakfast 🙂 Also, because the boarding pass indicated that we should still go to the airport early for verifications. Strange, but anyway, we did the self check-in since we did not have any check-in luggage, so we spent like 5 minutes to do all that, and went to the nearby coffee and toast for breakfast. Hubby decided on the Ham and Cheese Croissant Set ($5), while I settled for the Ham and Cheese Toast ($4.60), after observing the other customers eating not-very-appetizing-looking traditional toast.
The eggs were cracked for us, but I was not sure if it was deliberate that we each got 1 whole soft boiled egg and 1 broken egg. So we swallowed the whole egg and dipped the bread into the remaining runny egg yolk 😀 The ham and cheese were very salty and went better with the slightly buttery croissant.
Relatively new kid on the block, we decided to give it a try, just in case it goes away as fast as its predecessor, which actually served rather delicious French crepes.
We ordered Pork and Prawn Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls ($6.95 for 3), Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad ($8.90) and Grilled Beef Combination Rice ($7.90). We were given a number tag number and we found a cosy corner to wait for our number to be called. Yes, you gotta pay attention!
The place was probably half-full with 5 to 6 tables of people, with some already eating their food, but we waited almost 30mins for our rice paper rolls! Another few more minutes for the combination rice… And more waiting for the salad… Not the place to go to if you are hungry to begin with… 😦 But I guess one has to wait for the meat to be grilled and the rice papers to be rolled… I’m sure the wait for Pho is much faster!
The food was actually not bad, or perhaps maybe we were too hungry 🙂 The meats have a hint of lemongrass and the spring rolls in the salad was crispy goodness! The raw cucumbers and bean sprouts, the pickled carrot and radish, were all crunchy and nice. We felt rather healthy… Haha! However, we did find that the salad and the rice paper rolls had mostly the same ingredients. The white vermicelli was quite plain and stuck together, but it went well with the dip.
Maybe we will come back to try the Pho someday!
- Location: 301 Upper Thomson Road Thomson Plaza #01-117A S(574408)
- Hrs: 10am – 10pm
We wanted an early dinner before heading to Stephanie Sun’s concert (scream!) and there were empty seats at Nam Nam… Finally! The queue at Raffles City always made us wonder if the food was really so good, or if it’s because the prices were very reasonable for a place in town area.
We were happy to have seats by the counter in front of the kitchen area, so we got our seats immediately. We ordered a Pho Beef Steak Slices ($8.90) and Grilled Chicken, Egg Omelette and Chicken Floss Banh Mi (baguette $7.90).