Wednesday 8 July 2009


With just the right amount of Asian charm, without going Robin Williams overboard, Indochine Box Hill is a local favourite that struggles to seat the hungry at meal times.

Go for the Hanoi spring rolls over the Saigon, it’s blistered deep fried texture more interesting. Rice paper rolls are fine, as is the beef pho which is heavy with a savoury salty stock. Bun of vermicelli and lemon grass grilled beef firm and nicely charred, the chopped peanuts adding crunch, extra flavour from the chilli infused fish sauce. Pork chop on broken rice great value, though not so is the combination crispy fried noodles although admittedly is one of the better examples around, the base expertly crispy and a generous amount of beef, prawn, chicken and sautéed gai lan all smothered in that corn starchy soy gravy.

Easy to see why this place is so popular, as the fast, friendly service and general cleanliness appeal to the Western folk, the reasonable prices and tasty food to the Asians. “Good Morning Vietnam!” or afternoon or evening at Indochine.

3.5 / 5 yums!
Where? 51 Carrington Rd Box Hill, VIC
What? Under $10

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