Friday, July 28, 2006

Affordable Vietnamese - Vinh City, Bukit Bintang Plaza Food Court

This place was mentioned in the Malay Mail recently as one of Klang Valley's top 10 most under-rated eateries. It's an authentic and affordable Vietnamese Restaurant located in what must be one of the most secluded food courts in the Bukit Bintang area. Vinh City is located in BB Plaza's food court which is located at the bottom floor right outside Johnny's Steamboat.

They sell a variety of noodle and rice dishes. The Malay Mail recommended their Ginger Chicken and Mushroom Fried Rice but as it was well into the afternoon they've already sold out so we decided to go ahead with their noodle dishes and a side order of Vietnamese spring rolls. I can't remember the exact prices but everything you see in this blog post today costs about RM5 which for Vietnamese food in KL is a price that can't be beat!

Vietnamese Beef Noodles.

I can't say I was impressed by their Beef Noodles though I must admit that they are decent for its price. I was expecting a lot more vegetables though. My ideal Vietnamese beef noodles (a.k.a. Pho in Vietnamese) were the ones I frequented when I was studying in Melbourne. There was this place called Mekong in the CBD which served Pho with a whole side dish consisting solely of crunchy bean sprouts!!! No such luck finding anything like that here in Malaysia though. There's a Vietnamese stall in the Ampang Park food court which serves decent Pho but I haven't been there in ages so I can't say if they're still good. Anyone want to volunteer to try it out? :)

Seafood Noodles.

My first bite into the seafood noodles and I was thinking... the Vietnamese have Tom Yam too? The seafood noodles frankly were lousy. Avoid at all costs.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls had always looked great to be but taste wise they are a little bland. I think the saving grace of the Vietnamese Spring Roll are its accompanying dipping sauce. The one we got was a thick, dark and spicy sauce sprinkled with crushed peanuts. Ermm... maybe I just don't know how to appreciate them but again I can't say I'm impressed.

For a place that had received such kudos from some bloggers and the Malay Mail one would have expected them to be better. However if I do return there I think I'll try their beautiful looking Salad Noodles and that darned fried rice that we missed :P

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2 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

Kinda surprised u didn't get the plate of bean sprouts that goes with the pho. Maybe everything has finished already? I really like the salad bowl with the spring rolls and their fried rice is a must have.

Also am surprised u actually read the Malay Mail as so far, no one has mentioned that article!

9:19 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

boo_licious: Oh it's supposed to come with the bean sprouts? Damn... now I feel cheated!

Yeah ST saw that article and pulled it out... I don't usually read the Malay Mail. Too much tabloid-y stuff for my tastes.

10:00 PM  

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