03 April 2013

Gia Hoi: Vietnamese, Eastwood (31 Mar 2013)

219 Rowe Street, Eastwood NSW 2122

Popular spot for Vietnamese

Gia Hoi in Eastwood seems to have the longest standing Grand Opening Special which seems to have been around for 10 months although the customers are certainly not complaining with the 20% discount. You instantly know this place is popular seeing queues outside upon arrival. The guy responsible for seating people is both welcoming and efficient in trying to seat people as quick as possible. I assume he's the owner and knows serving customers as quickly as possible means more turnover for the day. Fresh rice paper rolls with pork, prawns ($10, 4 pieces) are tightly packed with ingredients and are served in no time at all. Spring rolls ($10, 5 pieces) are quite nice and a decent crisp although I would have preferred larger pieces of lettuce to cupping them in better before dipping. Chicken Noodle Soup ($11) was a decent size with nice flavour and ingredients. Both chicken breast and thigh meat is used which is tender. The accompanying salad is piled high with fresh ingredients and bean sprouts are very fresh as hoped. Pork & Beef with Rice Vermicilli Soup Hot & Spicy ($11) had nice flavours and just enough spice for me without being too hot on the palate. The Spicy Salt Squids ($18) had a nice crisp to the batter and was tender and tasty.

PROS: Reasonably priced menu especially with 20% discount, Fresh and tasty ingredients, Kid-friendly with high chairs
CONS: Not a fan of the strange pink lighting, Very popular so prepare to wait during peak times, Can feel a little squashed for space if sharing a table, Can get noisy
MUST TRY: Returning to try other menu items
VERDICT: For a quick and tasty Vietnamese feed this place seems to hit the spot in the area
Fresh rice paper rolls with pork, prawns ($10, 4 pieces) — tightly packed with ingredients

Spring rolls ($10, 5 pieces) — quite nice, would have preferred slightly larger pieces of lettuce to be able to wrap them in better

Chicken Noodle Soup ($11) — nice flavour and ingredients, decent portion, meat tender and includes thigh meat

Decent amount of fresh salad for pho

Pork & Beef with Rice Vermicilli Soup Hot & Spicy ($11) — nice flavours

Spicy Salt Squids ($18) — nice crisp batter, tasty and tender 

Very popular place for weekend lunch

Toilet fairly clean

Three locations


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joey@FoodiePop said...

I also love grand opening specials that last indefinitely! Haven't been to Eastwood for a while; will keep this franchise in mind when I am next there.

milkteaxx said...

i generally have korean when im in eastwood, may check this place out in the other locations tho.

Next Stop: Food said...

It's the time of year where we all want some pho!! :D
May be time to head over to Eastwood to try this place out ... need a new pho joint!

- Cassie

Simon Leong said...

hi joey, it's always a good feeling when you get a discount on your meal

hi milkteaxx, if you know of a good Korean place in Eastwood please let me know which one I should try

hi next stop food, pho is always a good one for a cold and wet day

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