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Dinner with friends @ Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant

I was meeting some friends for dinner one evening, we wanted something relatively ‘light’ as we were going to try this new dessert bar (which will be reviewed shortly!). J suggested we go here, and it is not the first time any of the diners have been here. This is probably my third time and have enjoyed each visit.

We thought we would order a couple of dishes and share between the 4 of us. Everyone picked a dish and I picked my favourite and what I always order when I come here – the pomelo salad with prawn skewers. I love this dish and I believe they make it well! I am not sure how ‘authentic’ this dish is but it’s absolutely delicious! Fresh pomelo (and LOTS of it), cucumbers, fried onions and cashew nuts. It’s absolutely light and refreshing. The prawns are skinless making it easier to eat.

We ordered beef pho and I have to admit, it’s not too bad at all. The beef was tender and soup flavourful with lots of mint. The mint leaves definitely gave it a nice aroma and flavour. I am no pho expert, so will have to take Hubby here and see if he thinks it’s the ‘best’ pho.

The braised pork belly in coconut juice was fantastic – but then again, I am a sucker for pork, especially braised pork belly! This is a winter, comfort food! The pork belly was tender and succulent; the soup which consisted of coconut juice was sweet and full of flavour. It was delightful and one I truly enjoyed.

Grilled pork with cold vermicelli – I am not a huge fan of cold noodles so didn’t really enjoy this dish. There’s something about cold vermicelli that I don’t like, I can’t put my finger on it. The grilled pork was succulent, and that’s probably the only thing that I like. The other diners seemed to have enjoyed it though.

We also ordered a serve of the non greasy prawn toasts – I forgot to take a photo of this – and it was indeed NON greasy! It was toasted and delicious. F didn’t like though, she thought it was a little bland. Both R and I definitely enjoyed it. We dipped the prawn toast in the coconut juice and it was delish!

I was pleasantly surprised with the other dishes. I absolutely loved the braised pork belly in coconut juice, and also enjoyed the beef pho. We were full but not completely stuffed! We were leaving room for our next stop – DESSERT!

GA’s rating: 7 / 10

Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant

G/F, 88-90 Wellington Street,

Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2581 9992

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