Walk into this busy Footscray Vietnamese food shop and you’ll be greeted by the murmurs of conversation and the sounds of something being slurped out of large white bowls in front of them. Probably should have one of those.
Having just reached for the soup spoons and choppers, out comes a white bowl of your own filled with a browny tinged broth, white rice noodles, slices of rare beef garnished with a bit of coriander and chopped spring onion. Not a pho worthy of the machete gauntlet run, the meaty broth is light, a little on the sweeter side as the flavour disappears quickly after a mouthful. Basic pork spring rolls executed well, the other staple of crispy chicken and tomato rice not so with the meat and skin on the outer extremely dry.
With so many along Hopkins, it’s not one of the better places along the busy street. Certainly won’t be left high and dry with options.
2 / 5 yums!
Where? 144 Hopkins Street. Footscray, VIC
What? Under $10