I made this recently as the main course at a dinner party, although I’m told that in Vietnam it is usually eaten as a breakfast dish. I’d happily eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s so good. As with most stews it improves overnight so it’s best to start it the day before for maximum flavour and tenderness.
Ah, Thanh Binh. I love the food here! I love all Vietnamese food, and usually it’s the cheaper the better – but on occasions I need to come here to order their green papaya salad and caramel claypots, which are unsurpassed in the inner west. Continue reading
My favourite Vietnamese in the inner west is undoubtedly Thanh Binh on King. However, since their prices are a little higher than my $25pp standard, I only really go there for occasions or when in large groups (for the kick-arse banquets). Tre Viet, on the other hand, is great for dinner before a night in the ‘Town. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and a buzzy, always-busy dining room set the scene for a great dinner. Continue reading