|Buzzing by midday|
TBG adores their Special Pho (pronounced ‘phir’). This is Vietnam’s national soup and is basically a beef broth with flat noodles. Mylan’s Special Pho contains a combination of different meats. A side plate of accompaniments including chilli, lemon, bean sprouts, Vietnamese mint and sauce is delivered with your Pho and you can add whatever you wish for extra flavour – TBG adds the lot!
|Mylan's Special Pho - Vietnam's national soup - beef broth & flat noodles.|
|A side of bean sprouts, Vietnamese mint, sauce, chilli and lemon to add to the Pho|
Today I had the King Prawn Vermicilli Salad. The prawns were coated in seasoning and lightly fried then added to the cold vermicelli with grated carrot, cucumber and cabbage. A light and tangy lemon dressing compliments the dish.
Servings are large and I only managed to get through half of my salad. My daughters and I usually share.
|King Prawn Vermicilli Salad|
|Local ABC radio personality Nick Rheinberger and Andy Keating - a gentleman responsible for helping hundreds of Vietnamese children get the medical operation that would change their lives.|
Seated next to us was a lovely old gentleman called Andy Keating. Andy has had a special relationship with the children of the school where I teach. He has been responsible for raising thousands of dollars ($100,000 alone from our Kiama Lions Club) to assist in the operating costs to transform the faces and the lives of children in Vietnam who were born with facial abnormalities such as cleft palates through Operation Smile: http://www.operationsmile.org/ As little as $100 can mean a new future for these children. The students of my school also produced ‘Shoeboxes of Love’ which Andy took to Vietnam. These boxes were decorated by the students from Kinder to Year 6 and filled with special gifts for a Vietnamese orphan of the same age.
Lunching with Andy was local ABC morning radio personality, Nick Rheinberger. No doubt Andy was promoting his worthy cause.
The restaurant is BYO. The meals are reasonably priced and the fact that it's full at midday attests to it's good food and popularity.