With Walter away for the next few days I’ve had to dine alone. Tonight, I thought I’d try a new restaurant in Canley Vale called De Xoi Xa. I quite that they’ve kept the name all in Vietnamese.
It’s a Monday night and it’s very quiet, although in their defence all the local restaurants are quiet (except the always busy Pizza Hut!).
I ordered shaken beef (bo luc lac) in red rice. The beef is marinated with liberal garlic added, served glistening – a smell that’s guaranteed to make you salivate. They offered two types of sauces, a traditional fish sauce, that is sweeter than normal and black soy, it’s different you usually get salt and pepper. Both sauces works very well with the beef and rice.
… oh and did I mention the over the top blue/purple light fixture?