Tra Vinh Vietnamese

Posted February 27th, 2009 in Eat out in Perth 2 Comments »

I love Vietnamese food.  Well, I love any cuisine, but the Vietnamese food uses lots of herbs and vegetables, and they are not as oily as Chinese food.  I don’t get to eat Vietnamese food often in Japan, so I go out for Vietnamese quite often here in Perth.

There are few Vietnamese restaurants around Perth.  Viet Hoa is on the main street in Northbridge so many people should know this place.  (Even Japanese holiday makers know this restaurant)  But I haven’t been there for a while, actually.  I usually go to Tra Vinh (or Vinh Hong).

At Tra Vinh, the food is nice and the price is reasonable.  I, however, don’t really like the atmosphere of the place.  It’s just like a space with few tables and chairs.  I guess this style is normal in other Asian countries?  People just go there and eat, and leave…  I don’t think this place is suitable for a date, but I still come here with my fiance to enjoy the food 🙂        

The dish I always order is fresh spring rolls.  I love their sauce.  Yum!

Pork chop rice is my favorite too, but I ordered combination rice noodle soup.  I actually prefer hofan noodle (white, flat rice noodle), but this dish came with transparent rice noodle.  There seems to be many kinds of rice noodle in Asia, and I love them. 

Some Vietnamese noodle come with fresh bean shoots, coriander, cut chili and lemon wedges.  I just love eating the bean shoots with chili sauce!  The chili sauce is on each table in the restaurant, and it taste so good.  It kinda taste like miso paste, little sweet.  I keep dipping fresh bean shoots into the chili sauce and munch it :p  Can’t stop…

2 Comments on “Tra Vinh Vietnamese”

  1. 1 Angie said at 1:41 pm on February 28th, 2009:

    Tra Vinh is so much better than Viet Hoa… and you can tell by the clientele. 😉 When Tra Vinh is having a really good day, the food is sooo good! I love the broken rice and the pho there.

    However, there’s a new Vietnamese place on William Street that I’m yet to try out. I think it’s just called “Pho”…

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:53 pm on March 1st, 2009:

    I’m glad to hear that you like this place too. Fast service is another reason why I like here.

    I didn’t know about that new place. I should try it sometime! 🙂

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