Growing up, Vietnamese food always meant Pho and not much else, so I’m glad I’ve discovered that there’s much more to Vietnamese than I had known. It’s such a versatile cuisine, there’s something for everyone, and this is apparent when we walk into La Sen, where there are diners munching on colourful rice paper rolls, vermicelli salads, pancakes amongst other delicious offerings.
Traditional Vietnamese Coffee ($5.50)
Situated on the small dining strip on Perouse Road, there’s no shortage of great dining options, but La Sen proves quite a popular spot when we visit, packed mostly with families. And it’s not difficult to see why it’s so popular, with an extensive menu of all your Vietnamese favourites and plenty of fresh ingredients.
You’ve gotta love a great restaurant name, and it’s hard to resist a restaurant with a name like Holy Duck! But if the name and the glistening roast ducks hanging out the front of the restaurant weren’t already enough to entice you, how about half price duck?
Bet that got your attention!
It’s not our first time at Holy Duck!, we visited during their launch almost two years ago now. They’re since become quite a popular local spot, with the restaurant being absolutely packed even on a miserable Monday night when we visit. (of course, not so miserable after a delicious feed!)
Handmade Pink Salt & Black Sesame Egg & Spinach Tofu ($19)
Unagi Hitsumabushi ($28)
There’s no shortage of good Japanese restaurants in Sydney, but if you’re looking for something that’s a little different to the standard sushi and ramen, you’ve got to check out Juan Bowl & Tea.
House made Lemon Tea
I have enough trouble choosing from one pager brunch menus, so if you’re ever caught dining me with at Vietnamese, I sincerely apologise in advance for the length of time you’ll be waiting for me to decide on what to order. Especially when there’s a menu as enticing as the one at I Love Pho.
It might be a bit of a cheesy name, but it voices my thoughts exactly. I mean, who doesn’t like Pho?
Warm Rice Paper Roll ($7.60)
The Winter weather has well and truly arrived. And as much as I loathe cold wintery mornings, it does mean perfect weather for hot pot!
Seriously, is there anything that screams warmth and comfort quite like a pot of hot soup bubbling away right in front of you? (If there is, I’d love to know!)
We’re loving the abundance of hot pot options that have popped up over the past couple of years. One of the newcomers in this area is Yuan’s Hot Pot. And because hot pot is not complete without good company, we’re here with a group of fellow passionate foodies that is the FCBA for a delicious lunch feed. And we sure left feeling satisfied!