I tried takeaway from Tra Mi the other day while doing a spot of grocery shopping in Marrickville. As soon as I saw my old favourite, Go’i Bo Kho (a green papaya and carrot salad with herbs and dried strips of beef) I had to order it. This was the first dish my friend and I ate in Vietnam, squatting on little plastic chairs on the streets of Hanoi. We had no idea what it was or what it was called, so for the rest of the trip we called it “nom” because of the sign above the restaurant. So appropriate!
I was feeling very excited… Look at all that dried beef…
It was AMAZING! Took me right back to Hanoi. I couldn’t get enough. Every element was perfect – delicate shreds of crisp green papaya and sweet carrot, loads of delicious dried beef and peanuts, a traditional combination of fresh herbs and loads of perfectly balanced dressing. And only $10!
I can’t recommend any other dishes (yet), but on the basis of their outstanding goi bo kho I’d definitely go back and try the rest! NOM NOM NOM
- Minh Vietnamese, Dulwich Hill (scoffandquaff.me)