Cheap & Cheerful
Before heading to see the very theatrical and entertaining illusions of David Copperfield at Acer Arena it was a quick dinner at my dad's preferred little cheap and cheerful eatery when he's visiting Lidcombe for Mahjong. It's clean and tidy and has flasks of hot tea awaiting your pour. My dad's a fan of their special beef soup but today we decide sharing a few other dishes with the family. The dish standout I preferred tonight was their soft shell crab which had a nice crispy outer shell and was quite tasty. The crispy chicken and egg noodle soup was good value as well as the combination and prawn stir fry noodle dishes. I've had better chicken pho soup and their chicken meat is a little on the dry side but came with fresh sprouts and Vietnamese mint. The spring rolls perfect outer appearance didn't quite deliver due to a fairly bland inner taste.
I very much enjoyed David Copperfield's show which had many illusions that stumped me including the fan illusion, floating rose and slow mo duck but I can now finally sleep having found out how they were done. He's latest laser illusion looks so cool but wasn't performed. I lost sleep being stumped by this one too but searching Google for answers saved me from my sleepless nights again.
David Copperfield nose bleed seats at Acer Arena $117. I guess any trick from this distance would have been a miracle to see :-)
Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab $8
Seafood Spring Roll $6 (4)
Crispy Chicken with Egg Noodle Soup $8.80
Chicken with Rice Noodle Soup $7.70 (small)
Combination and Vegetables Rice Noodle $8.90
King Prawn and Vegetables Egg Noodles $11.80
Sauces and dips