Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hai Phong

April 22, 2014


#24 Vietnamese beef stew noodles soup (Bò Kho (Hủ Tiếu / Mì) 越式牛腩 (粉 / 麵) w thin egg noodle - 2+

J's comment > beef was extremely tender; soup was absolutely delish - it had the stew flavor yet the light texture of a pho broth; egg noodle wasn't bad, but the other option of rice noodle (tried below) didn't seem that much better.

#H Vietnamese Crepe (Bánh Xèo 越式薄餅): Crispy pancake, batter infused w coconut milk and traditional spices fried with shrimp, pork and bean sprouts - 2+

J's comment > lovely crispness on the outer edges & a soft crepe consistency towards the centre; kudos to the skill in this crepe creation - on cutting a piece of the crepe, the piece being portioned out remained intact from the first bite to the very last, not an easy task as there were bean sprouts to contend with too, that the crepe had to wrap around; this dish was most reminiscent of Thai Son in Richmond; Tonkin's is an example of what this is NOT

#M Garlic butter chicken wings (Cánh Gà Chiên 炸雞翼) (half order) - 2

J's comment > not bad, but couldn't help comparing our dish to others around us which all look more deep fried than ours did - I thought these looked more pan-fried / baked than deep fried; taste-wise, on the garlicky side (as advertised), w a hint of lemon zest

#B Shrimp & pork salad roll (Gỏi Cuốn 越式沙律卷) - 2

J's comment > not bad; the slight richness from the pork definitely adds a lil summn' extra to an otherwise average salad roll; shrimp was crisp too

#10 Rare Beef, beef shoulder & trip w rice noodle soup pho (Phở Tái Gầu Sách 生灼牛肉, 綱油, 柏葉粉) - 2

J's comment > not bad; soup base good, but beef on the tough side and beef slices were on the thick side; rice noodles slightly al dente

Jack fruit shake (Sinh Tố Mít 大樹菠蘿攪拌汁) - 2

J's comment > not too sweet, drink was OK; I saw the server use canned jack fruit to make this drink

Soda milk & egg in rice (Soda Sữa Hột Gà 梳打蛋加奶) - 2

J's comment > I think the very thought of drinking egg threw me off for this drink; the flavor was actually more akin to condensed milk & soda, but just knowing I was drinking egg was kind of.... like... eeww....

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