42 John Street, Cabramatta NSW 2166
Juicy Crispy Chicken
Vietnamese is one of my favourite cuisines and when I read Pigged-out's blog of Bau Truong I had to check it out. I think they used to be located at 70 John Street as mentioned in the SMH Good Living review and Eatability but that's now a restaurant called Ann Pho for Everyone and Bau Truong have moved to 42 John Street. The service was fast and friendly in this popular restaurant and the decor is much more modern than most of the other cheap and cheerful Vietnamese restaurants around the area. The customers are predominately Asian so that's a good sign in my books.
I really liked the crispy chicken which had a thin crispy skin while the meat remained moist and tender. I ordered it with fried rice which Pigged-out prefers. My family enjoyed the Seafood Spring Rolls but I wish it came with a few more pieces of lettuce to wrap them up with and I still rate the ones at Pasteur in Haymarket as my favourite. The Vietnamese pancake had a nice crunchy shell but I found the contents a little bland because most of it was bean sprouts — I prefer the version you get at Thanh Binh in Newtown. I enjoyed the flavours of the beef special pho and chicken pho (not listed on the menu) which were generous enough to share. I liked how they provided a range of chillies without even asking for them.
What's your favourite Vietnamese restaurant and dish?
Prawn and Pork Fresh Rolls $7.50
Beef Noodle Special $10
Chilli and dipping sauces