Trang, West End
Wow, can you believe it that Trang sits on the number 2 spot on 'Best Brisbane Restaurants' list? I can't, unfortunately.
Few weeks ago, BG and myself had a late dinner in Trang. We arrived there at about 8 ish pm and there was still a queue. Seriously? Even on a Thursday night? After about 5-10 minutes wait, we got our seats and opted to sit outside. Luckily, the weather was not as hot as it is right now.
Menu was given promptly. BG had no problem deciding what he want while I was contemplating between a noodle or rice dish.
First, we ordered the pork and prawn spring rolls.
|Pork and prawn spring rolls|
The spring rolls were pretty decent, with its usual vermicelli, mint, prawns, pork and lettuce. Dipping sauce is pretty good too.
BG ordered his usual: Grilled pork with vermicelli
|Grilled Pork with vermicelli|
Hmm... Based on his look, I don't think that this dish was as good as the one we had in Tan Thanh, Inala. The vermicelli ratio seems to be a lot more than the vege (lettuce, bean sprouts and carrots) and the pork pieces should have been grilled longer to achieve the not too charred, crispy pork!
Finally, I decided to order the grilled pork chop with rice, since I can never taste any pho as it's made up of beef stock.
|Grilled Pork chop with rice|
Appearance wise, this dish really doesn't look that inviting at all; with two slabs of pork on a bed of broken rice and three pieces of cucumber. Oh well, I've ordered it and I am going to try it. Didn't we all learn that 'Don't judge a book by its cover'?
The pork chop was grilled to perfection and was quite tender. But that's it... No other 'Wow factor' for me. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. Maybe I just need to try other dishes if I decided to go back in the future.
In conclusion: I had better Vietnamese food before. (My favourite is Tan Thanh, Inala)