Ando: Before D-Lam jetted off overseas we both decided to have lunch at Cabramatta. I seriously don’t know how one can find parking along John Street in midday! Dutton Lane Multi Storey parking is where I often leave my vehicle and parking 2 hours for $2 is more than enough. Since D-Lam needed to visit the bank, Bau Truong Vietnamese Restaurant was next door so that’s where we had lunch. The waitresses here are quick and efficient but for some it can be viewed as rude. Try not to feel offended!
Beef Noodle Soup ($12). I don’t often order this popular Vietnamese street food because nothing compares to my mum’s pho. But the chilly afternoon meant it was perfect ‘pho weather’. Like most Vietnamese eateries, the food came out quickly and I couldn’t wait to dig in. I prefer my pho broth slightly sweet and fairly herbally. I found this broth a bit light and somewhat salty.
Special BBQ Pork Chops with Rice ($13). The last two time I came to Bau Truong I ordered this dish, so it wasn’t a problem for me to finish off Darlene’s dish. She thought that the portion was large but she enjoyed most of the dish. Shame that she’s not a fan of egg yolk, shredded pork skin, cucumber, tomato and steamed egg. Sucks to be picky!
This wasn’t the first time at Bau Truong for me and it definitely won’t be the last. The food is served quick, tastes delicious and is inexpensive. They are also located in Canley Heights Marrickville.
42 John Street, Cabramatta, NSW 2166
(02) 9727 4492
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am till 9pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am till 10pm.