Vietnam House

Yesterday Mel and I had lunch at Vietnam House, which is part of the strip of restaurants outside Woden Plaza. The menu in the window showed a nice variety of vegetarian options so we thought we’d give it a try. We were a little taken aback when we couldn’t find the veggie section in the menus we were handed when we were seated. We got a waiter’s attention pretty quickly and she got us the “other” menus. Perhaps they offer a cut-down selection in their lunch menu, without any obvious veggie options? All that said, things got better after that… 🙂

We got an entrée of fresh vegetarian rice paper rolls. They took a little longer than expected to come out. However, they were definitely fresh. Quite tasty, though perhaps not the best I’ve ever had.

For mains we had braised vegetables with satay sauce and tofu with lemongrass & chilli. These appeared quite quickly after the entrée plates were taken away. The first was very good: nicely stir-fried crisp vegetables and a tasty satay sauce. The tofu dish was sublime! Thinly sliced tofu served sweet, salty and spicy in all the right amounts.

We would probably go back for the tofu dish alone. The other dishes were also very good…