I love the fact that my two eldest nephews (6 and 3.5) are old enough now to know what they want to eat. What I love even more is that they love eating some of the food that my siblings and I enjoy eating. This calls a trip to Tan Viet in Canley Heights.
What excites me most about living so close to Cabramatta is the fact that it barely takes any time to make the trip there but what I dread most is the task of finding parking. I don’t know about you guys but I have the worst luck with parking, whether it be in a car park or street parking – we just don’t work well together. On weekends (especially) Cabramatta is jam-packed and flooded with people which is enough to deter me from going there, but what always makes me want to go is the infamous crispy chicken at Tan Viet Noodle House….
Egg Noodles with Soup and Crispy Chicken $12
This is the restaurant where my family likes to take guests to enjoy a cheap and cheerful meal. I recently had some relatives over from the USA and so I just had to take them here, especially for 3 of my cousins as this was their first trip to Australia. I suppose that wasn’t the only reason though, it was an excuse for me to have a good feed as well. Guilty, indeed.
What Tan Viet is reknowned for is their crispy chicken. You can get it with numerous dishes on the menu – rice, egg noodles, glass noodles etc - but the egg noodles is the most popular. The chicken never, ever disappoints me - it is always crispy on the outside with juicy, succulent flesh on the inside. It tastes even better when you get to dunk it in the little bowl of nuc cham. Wow, my mouth just filled up with saliva.
Dishes here at Tan Viet Noodle House barely put a dent in your wallet and it is amazing at how such simple food can really make life feel so grand…..
A later visit sees me ordering my favourite dish – bo luc lac. People may know this as Vietnamese Shaking beef. Lean cubes of beef are stir fried with salt and pepper and caramelised on the hot wok used. Served with a single serving of tomato rice. No place does bo luc lac like Tan Viet.
Tan Viet Noodle House
Shop 2-3, 100 John Street
Cabramatta NSW 2166
Tel: +61 9727 6853