I get excited when there is a new restaurant that opens up, Pho Magill is no exception. I wouldn't say Vietnamese is my favourite cuisine, but it certainly is something that I eat a lot of. The name itself suggests Vietnamese and is located on Magill Road, on a strip of my favourite eateries there.
Cliche is known for their French cuisine, but about a month ago a few Vietnamese inspired dishes have been incorporated into their menu and we were lucky to sample these free of charge. I have been to Cliche on multiple occasions, and what is really amazing when you enter upon the restaurant is their art gallery. All local artists and the paintings all have one thing in common - a French theme.
Gondola Gondola is a South East Asian eatery that is located on the corner of Hindley and Peel Street in Adelaide's CBD. It has been open for a few months now. I was welcomed by friendly staff member whom kindly showed us to our table, being a Friday night it was a full house. I loved the idea of an open kitchen, it is casual.
I really wanted to eat Pho, so drove out to Port Adelaide and to only discover that hardly any Vietnamese restaurants were open. I blindly discovered this one, because they had tables and chairs outside. It was packed with people inside, so I thought it must be a good sign.
What used to be the old NNQ has been replaced with another Vietnamese eatery called Mai Kitchen. Nothing has changed inside apart from the colours of the walls and a few paintings. Of course the staff have changed too and they were ever so friendly. We got a very warm welcome at the door and it wasn't long before we were offered menus. Yes the menu definitely has changed.
What used to be a laundromat has been replaced with a trendy eatery called Vietnamese Laundry. Owners Alex and Tin have kept the original decor to incorporate into their dream restaurant. All the recipes were from Tin as she is Vietnamese and she wished to bring her traditional recipes from home to share with us all. A month ago I was invited to a zomato meet up amongst with other food bloggers to enjoy some delicious food and drinks at this place. All food and drinks were provided free of charge on the night.
Little TT has opened on Prospect Road in Prospect. It is a small corner store that offers dine in and take away. The menu is very simple with a range of Vietnamese rolls to rice and noodle dishes. Everything that you can order is up on the whiteboard. Seating is limited to approximately 15 people.
am discovering a lot of hipster places in Adelaide. Not far from the city located on Unley Road is an eatery called 'Maid Mice'. The signage at the front says it is a cafe and lounge. A simple menu which ranges from Asian slaw to clay pot dishes showcasing Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist.
Madame Hanoi by Chef Nic Watts is based inside the Adelaide Casino. There are four separate dining areas, with a bar both downstairs and upstairs. You can relax and have a few drinks whilst admiring the pictures on the wall. All the staff were extremely friendly and professional. We were told that all the dishes were not large and all were designed to share.
The name Cafe Saba doesn't sound Vietnamese at all. This cafe is located on The Parade in Norwood, but not easily seen from the front. In fact it is hidden away at the back on the corner. I have been here a few times now, and every time there seems to be more and more diners. Hmm... I wonder what that says about this Cafe.