|Taro spring rolls|
We headed to Bau Truong for a quiet, private birthday dinner. Bau Truong has been around for around 20 years but in a different location in Cabramatta. Now it’s on both the main street, John Street as well as Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights. Both are riotously popular.
These spring rolls might look like any other but they have the added ingredient of taro; the neutral starchy taste contrasts brilliantly with the spicy meat filling.
|Lime leaf chicken salad|
The chicken salad is the sort of dish mum always makes, and like Bau Truong, she makes it with heaps of onion, delicious – just make sure you’re not having a big night out with friends. The thin green strips are lime leaf, tart and tangy, they lift the chicken perfectly.
Usually I’m not a fan of salted squid, but these were light and extremely tasty when dipped in the clean, lemon salt and pepper sauce.
|fish in fish sauce|
Another home style favourite is canh chua or sour soup. Today we ordered the fish version. I did what we would do at home, take the cooked fish out and soak it in undiluted fish sauce.
omg that squid looks amazing. And I love it when spring rolls have taro in them. Vietnamese chicken salad is such a big fave of mine.
Happy birthday dude 🙂
The chicken salad and squid look awesome! I trust this was taken with your new camera?
Thanks Helen, I was very pleasantly surprised by the taro spring rolls!
Hey Simon, yep with the new Canon… can you notice any difference?
I always eat here when im in cabramatta. Actually was eating there on sunday after I got my hair cut. LOL
I got the worst seat in the house lol because it was soo packed had no choice but to be seated at the "front window". I felt so uncomfortable eating cos everyone was looking at my food and the line was out the door LOL.
I still love their food!!
Cabra is great for hair dressers too, you're right. It's a case of location for Bau Truong, they're packed now, but empty when they were in the Belvedere Arcade a few years back.
Yum – I love spring rolls. The chicken salad looks lovely. I've never seen a dish like this.
Hey Anita, yep I was surprised about the chicken salad too, but it's very nice
It’s so interesting to see Vietnamese food from a vego pepvrectise. I rarely ate Vietnemese when I was vego, I’m wondering if the Kang Kong has anchovy in it, like the Indo and Malay versions do? Either way it looks like a grand meal. Sad to say I still haven’t made it to Bau Trong.
My fitourave place to eat in Cabra. Ever since my Dad took me there to share his fitourave dish Banh tam bi thi nuong over 10 years ago its’ been my fitourave dish ever since and is not my fiancee’s fitourave dish too. Its hard not to dine there when we go.The Canley Heights and Marrickville stores just aren’t the same. They’re also famous for their grilled meats. Can’t find that BBQ flavour anywhere else!