Thursday, 28 July 2011

Pho Dzung Tan Dinh @ Melbourne

As Melbourne is teeming with Vietnamese, I figured that Vietnamese cuisine there should be as authentic as it gets. So after searching through a number of Melbourne food blogs, Pho Dzung Tan Dinh seems to get the best reviews out of the numerous restaurants.
Restaurant counter

Medium Sliced Beef Pho (AUD 9.50)
  • Huge amount of tender slices of beef.
  • Concentrated beef stock but the aftertaste is light and clear.
  • Equal quantities of beef slices, rice noodles and bean sprouts.
  • Lemon wedges add an unconventional tangy zing to the soup.
  • Mint leaves (I should say branches) are huge though and are quite a handful - hard to soak everything in the soup since the bowl is already filled to the brim.

Grilled Pork Vermicelli (AUD 8.50)
  •  Grilled pork was quite good, very well seasoned. Can be a little dry near the bony parts.
  • Good variety of vegetables including carrot, cabbage, red cabbage, bean sprouts and cucumber.
  • Very large amount of vermicelli, insufficient sauce. It was quite hard to mix everything up properly and in the end, the vermicelli stuck together in a huge lump =.=
Overall I think that Vietnamese food in Malaysia is up to par with those at Melbourne (well based on this restaurant which supposedly is one of the best). The pho at Pho Dzung Tan Dinh was good but the Grilled Pork Vermicelli was so-so only - I've had better at Vietnam Kitchen.
Well it should be noted that the rave reviews were for the outlet at Richmond whereas we went to the CBD branch so I'm not too sure if there's a difference in taste? It should be the same though <shrug>

PawPoints: 3 Paws

Pho Dzung Tan Dinh
234B Russell St
Melbourne CBD
Tel: 03 9663 8885
Daily: 9am - 10pm

1 comment:

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