Kim Huong's Vietnamese Restaurant
I used to go to Kim Huong's quite often when I lived in the neighborhood, but rarely make it over there these days. Which is really sad. I had forgotten how delicious their food is.
I made plans to meet a friend there for dinner last night and I had some time before we were supposed to meet, so I stopped at A Dong market next door and picked up some ingredients for making curry at home. That place is just so interesting and has so many fun things to check out! I really have to get over to Silverton Road more often.
Kim Huong's isn't a fancy place, but it has a nice, quiet atmosphere. Even with lots of people there it seems to be pretty low-key and never has that din that many restaurants get during the dinner hour. Maybe its the carpet...or the tablecloths...or the kitschy decor that includes plastic flowers. They all add to the funky atmosphere as well.
The appetizer came out quickly and was very tasty. Fresh rice paper wraps, noodles, tofu, and herbs. It was served with peanut sauce and the server gave us each a small bowl of sauce. Um, yes please. Double dipper's paradise!
Yep. The bun was as good as I remembered. Possibly better. My dish came out first and I waited to eat until my friend's Grilled Pork and Eggroll Bun came out a few minutes later. They don't skimp on the use of fresh herbs like basil, cilantro and mint in their dishes and it really makes for amazing flavors. My beef had a nice grilled flavor and was spiced perfectly, with just the right amount of flavor and saltiness. I added some hoisin sauce to the noodles, and then dug in. I just love this dish! It has lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and herbs in addition to the noodles and meat and it just tastes so fresh and light, yet it's always satisfying.