Thuy Huong is a small Vietnamese restaurant situated in the vibrant main street of Glebe (close to Sydney’s city centre). It has a very simple and clean decor and very efficient service even if the language barrier made it difficult to have the dishes explained.
I wanted to confirm that the delicious and fresh rice paper rolls had shiso (perilla) in them but I had to trust my taste buds only. My dishes were served very quickly, entree and main simultaneously which was a bit of a shame as my meat was cool when I had finished my rice paper rolls.
Rice Paper Rolls: rice paper rolled with pork, prawn and vermicelli, mixed salad served with peanut sauce. $8.
They were very fresh and simple. I loved the shiso touch. On a textural note, they were quite soft as rarely a rice paper roll is as firm as when the “queen of the rolls” herself produces them in her tuckshop on during her cooking classes.
Their peanut sauce is very tasty, sweet, thick, smooth and crunchy at the same time. A delight.
Beef Lemongrass and Chilli: beef marinated in special homemade lemongrass & chilli. $15.
This was a well executed dish. The thin slices of tender beef were stir fried to perfection in a sweet sauce with lemongrass and caramelised onion. The sweetness was balanced by rice vermicelli, delicious pickled carrots, fresh mint and soy bean sprouts. The dish was sprinkled with dried onion.
It was pure Vietnamese comfort food, probably a tad bit too sweet for me but very tasty.
It was my first visit to Thuy Huong Glebe and I will be back soon for more.
NOTE: this post is not sponsored
Address: 28 Glebe Point rd, Glebe NSW – Australia
Wed to Sun 17:00 to 21:30
Delivery: You can order online and have your meal delivered (or you can pick it up).