Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Proud Peacock

A stylish Vietnamese Chinese eatery that looks set for a long residency after many change of hands following the ultimate Malaysian hawker shop. Proud Peacock can stand tall and strut as it trundles out some impressive options. Pork chop and rice is done classically Vietnamese, grilled pig in that secret combo of herbs and spices chaperones a tidy egg and pork patty. Expecting sliced grilled beef to come with the vermicelli and served cold, it was a surprise to have bundles of herbed mince tightly wrapped in spinach leaf resembling mini frankfurts on strands of warm noodles. The meat tasted as the beef would in a normal version but I would have preferred real beef strips. Duck noodle soup was pleasant, the fat emulsifying in the broth, pity the liberal amount of duck was a little overcooked and thus a little tough. Honours goes to the grilled chicken and tomato rice from the specials. Not stingy giving fist and a half sized portion of boneless meat and a strong tomato flavoured rice sits on the side. With friendly, efficient service, spreading their feathers can only attract more customers.

2.5 / 5 yums!

More jigs than an Irish dance in its menu overhaul, the Peacock has done well to differentiate itself from most of the typically Asian joints in GW. Better than ever it is, with new additions such as the extremely tasty beef and carrot with noodles or rice. Chunks of beef brisket are stewed with the Bugs Bunny favourite and spices to form a thick, wet gravy that’s lathered on top of the carbs. Got to give attention to the tomato rice dishes with either spicy salt chicken ribs or beef cubes too. Visiting so often, I’m fast becoming part of the furniture.

3 / 5 yums!


Where? 53 Kingsway, Glen Waverley

What? Average main - $10

Left to Right : Grilled pork chop on rice, Beef and vermicelli, Duck noodle soup, Sliced Pork noodle soup, Pho, Beef and Carrot Stew, Spring Rolls, Spicy Salt Chicken Ribs, Beef Cube Tomato Rice

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