My friend Amy hosted a birthday dinner at Pho & Bun in Chinatown last November. This was the second we’ve been to this restaurant. We stumbled upon it on a hunt for a late lunch after our haircut in September.
I ordered the raw beef pho with an additional mango and prawn salad to share. I really love both of these dishes and they’re currently my favourite from Pho & Bun. The beef broth from Pho & Bun is extremely flavoursome, one of the best pho I’ve had so far. I just wish that the portion size wasn’t a bit bigger.
When we were all finished with our meals, Amy’s birthday cake was bought out. We all love the birthday cakes from the Chinese bakeries in Chinatown, as the cake base is light, soft and fluffy and they’re always topped with cream and fresh fruit.
A slice of birthday cake just wasn’t enough to fill our dessert stomachs, so after dinner, we all headed to Tsujiri for some matcha flavour goodies. Three of us went for a matcha sundae each. The others thought we were a little strange to be having ice cream on a late winter evening, but we weren’t alone as there were many other people buying ice cream from Tsujiri.
This was my first time to Tsujiri, which is later discovered that it’s a pretty famous matcha store around Asia. Their matcha ice cream is the best I’ve had so far, it isn’t too sweet and the matcha flavour was strong but not overly powering that it’s bitter.
Are you a fan of Vietnamese cuisine?
Have you ever tried match favour dishes and what are your thoughts?