Trang’s Cafe & Noodle House is located a few shops down from Pho Huynh and next to BMT Vietnamese within the Newpark shopping centre. Since stumbling upon Nhu Mai last year and following a friend’s recommendation for a good bowl of Pho in Girrawheen, I’ve discovered a whole range of restaurants in this shopping centre and around the suburb serving Vietnamese cuisine! It’s been great!
Trang’s Cafe & Noodle House is small in size but could probably fit a number of people in there due to the communal table setting that runs down the length of the restaurant with individual table for four on either side.
BMT Vietnamese, located within the Newpark shopping centre is another store which sells the yummy Banh Mi Thit (Vietnamese meat roll). Surrounded by numerous Vietnamese restaurants such as Pho Huynh and Trang’s cafe, and another BMT store (Nhu Mai) nearby, I’d always wondered how these places maintain their business! Luckily they seem to do quite well which is a good sign for all, and more choices for us consumers!
One thing I like about BMT Vietnamese is that it offers not only the BMT but various Vietnamese food as well, either packed in boxes or displayed at the counter ready to be sold. There are savory dishes, sweets, desserts, hot food and also freshly squeezed sugar cane drink on the side. I love the variety available for us to choose from!
On the topic of Banh Mi Thit (from last week’s post of the Beansprout), this post is of two shops in Girrawheen which sell delicious Banh Mi Thit at great prices albeit located some distance north of the city.
I first tried Banh Mi Thit last year after having a mind freeze on what I can have for lunch that day. I stumbled on Banh Mi Nhu Mai! Not being too keen on a baguette that looks dry on the outside (or so I thought – looks can be deceiving!), I hesitated, but eventually bought one just because I was there. It turned out to be the best decision ever and started my love for the BMT!
Inside Banh Mi Nhu Mai….there were quite a number of meat combination available, I went for the chicken being a newbie. Spying a sugar cane machine on the side, I ordered one to go as well. Can’t remember the last time I had fresh Sugar Cane in Australia! It was refreshing especially with the extra lime juice squeezed into it, Banh Mi Nhu Mai style!
Following a Vietnamese’s friend recommendation for the best Viet grub in Perth, I found myself in Girrawheen and subsequently in Pho Huynh for lunch one afternoon. The restaurant was crowded, proving its popularity amongst the locals. Venturing inside I found the restaurant to be quite modern and clean. I like!
We couldn’t go past ordering the Vietnamese Iced Coffee ($4) as our beverage. I think this drink is in the “must order” category with each visit, well only if you are a coffee lover I guess. I am 🙂 The Iced Coffee tasted really good, strong and thick. Yum!