Thien Phu @ Saturday, January 12, 2013

Last week we went to dinner with Andy and his friend, and his friend introduced us to one of his favourite eateries - 45 minutes away. And that's how we ended up in lot with a few cars on a Tuesday evening, outside Thien Phu, which according to urbanspoon is a Vietnamese restaurant. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the first thing that came to mind was cleanliness.

From the outside it looks like a typical take-away place. Most places other than very fine dinning offer take-away, so we're not quite sure why it needs to be stated... 

 Stir-fry Beef & Veggies

Not sure how much each dish was, or the correct menu name, but everything was under $15.  

 Grilled Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaves with Rice Vermicelli 

I got this dish which came with lot of veggies (pictured in the background): carrot, cucumber, lettuce and a bunch of herbs. It was good, though the beef could have used more flavour, and the carrot could be pickled. 

 Some sort of rice with strange unfamiliar noddles, veggies, meatloaf and beef.

Deep Fried Ice Cream

For dessert I ordered deep fried ice cream. It was alright. The fried part, with shredded coconut was too thick though. On top crushed peanuts was scattered and there was a line of strawberry sauce. Coles brand ice cream was used. Not recommended you order this. 

Overall the place was alright, cleaner than your average suburban asian place, but not worth a long drive. Suitable for lunch with a friend who likes to try new things, but not a date.   

Thien Phu Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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