Monday, May 31, 2010

Perth - Phong Vinh

Phong Vinh is one of the newer Vietnamese restaurants in Northbridge. With so many well-established restaurants around, Phong Vinh still manages to stand out and have people rave about it! So I've decided to give it a try one day to see for myself.

It is located along William Street just next to Dominos. Very well-lit and spacious restaurant.
It is very clean inside too with lots of table. My other favourite Vietnamese restaurant is Tra Vinh. Both restaurants are strikingly similar! With the same variety of sauces available and almost the same menu. I wonder if they are opened by the same owner. 

Fried Rice with Crispy Chicken $10
The fried rice was flavoursome, evenly mixed with all sorts of sauces to create this tasty dish. This is not ordinary fried chicken, vietnamese fried chicken is different as they really DEEP FRIED, even the bones are breakable. It was really crispy and went well with the sauce provided.

Rice Vermicelli With Grilled Pork (dry) $9.50
Bun Thit Nuong
This was my order. My friend who recently came to Perth for a visit introduced me this dish (she used to study in perth). It was such a refreshing dish as it is a cold dish, and sort of like a vietnamese salad with lots of lettuce, vermicelli (thin rice noodles) and other vegetables, topped with cut up grilled pork. There is special sauce (sweet and slightly tangy) to drizzle over the pork and vermicelli. The pork was perfectly grilled, with a slightly 'flame-grilled' taste to it. It was well marinated and tender.

I have actually dined here quite often but I did not bring my camera as I always eat the same thing! The food is almost identical with Tra Vinh's except this restaurant is newer, and there is no surcharge for EFTPOS under $30. Parking can be a pain in the ass unless you don't mind the walk. Both are very authentic vietnamese restaurants as they are always full of vietnamese, which is a good sign! They are my top 2 favourite Vietnamese restaurant so far. 

Rating: 4.5/5

Tel: 9228 8238
Location: 3/ 323 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
Closed on Thursday.
Mon - Wed 10am - 9pm
Fri to Sun - 10am - 10pm 

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  1. the rice vermicelli looks delicious! i want to try it!!!

  2. the rice vermicelli looks delicious! i want to try it!!!

  3. My family owns Tra vinh.. Phong vinh is my aunties restaurant. Thats why they r simular. My aunty use to work for us and then opened her own restaurant. =) Love reading your blog xx

  4. thanks jenna for your comment. both are my favourite vietnamese restaurants!