Vietnamese

iPho beef pho

Lunch @ iPho

iPho in Garema Place has opened up a second restaurant of the same name on the corner of Marcus Clarke and Rudd Street. This is great news given the limited amount of seating available at the Garema Place eatery. I’ve been to the new iPho twice now for lunch mainly because the Garema Place eatery […] Read more…

Can Tho pork chop

Dinner @ Can Tho

A friend and I caught up for dinner in Belconnen one night and I suggested Can Tho as I’d heard good things about it and had never had a chance to dine there previously. The restaurant had plenty of seating inside, though the decor is nothing fancy. The menu was extensive and it was difficult […] Read more…

Cheap eats @ Tu Do Vietnamese

I only managed to try the popular Vietnamese restaurant, Tu Do, in O’Connor very recently to the chagrin of my foodie friends. Located at the O’Connor shops, Tu Do was not hard to find and filled with diners. The restaurant was a lot more modern than expected – I loved the dark timber floorboards. It […] Read more…

Vegetarian @ Au Lac

The last time I dined at Au Lac in Dickson was for Chinese New Year about two years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Being one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Canberra, I was happy to go back. I noticed the restaurant has had a bit of a revamp including new […] Read more…

Banquet @ My’s Restaurant

Some friends and I had dinner at My’s restaurant in Weston Creek during the week. My’s is a medium-sized restaurant with plenty of golf awards and paraphernalia dotted around the place. The restaurant was nearly packed when we got there on a Wednesday night. Laminated menus are left on the tables and is split into […] Read more…

Westside Acton food stalls

Most of you may have heard that Westside Acton Park has opened. That’s the tall yellow and blue building/tower you can see when driving past on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge heading North-side. Westside is basically a pop-up shipping container village holding some pretty awesome vendors including food! There’s also a Gold’s Gym if you’re in need […] Read more…

Vegetarian for a day @ Sweet Bones Bakery, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse and Au Lac

Warning: Long post and photo heavy. It’s the Year of the Sheep. I’m usually back in Perth for the Chinese New Year holidays, but due to the timing of other things going on in my life, it was best to stay in Canberra this year. Being a weekday, I took Chinese New Year’s day off […] Read more…

Cheap Vietnamese @ Bistro Nguyen’s

New Vietnamese restaurant, Bistro Nguyen’s, recently opened in Civic on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street (replacing what was Wasabi). I originally thought the restaurant was called Vietnamese Food as there’s a massive banner hanging out the front with ‘Vietnamese Food Now Open’ written across it. Approaching the entrance of the restaurant, I […] Read more…

Com tam @ Phamous (Bankstown)

My mum makes com tam at home – a Vietnamese dish of broken rice, grilled pork chop, bi (shredded pork), steamed pork and egg cake, and a fried egg on top. Served with pickled vegetables and nuoc mam sauce (a varied fish sauce), this is always a satisfying dish. On our way back to Canberra […] Read more…

Vietnamese street food @ Saigon Foodies

Saigon Foodies opened up about 3 weeks ago in Kingston’s Green Square. The signage outside implies the place is all about Vietnamese street food. I was excited to see a picture of a banh mi! The inside is very small (I actually don’t remember what used to be here?) with only 5 small tables in […] Read more…