Ba Noi – CBD – Lt. Bourke St [Lunch Crawl]

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As the seasons change and the air feels just that bit fresher, Melbourne is slowly but gradually enveloped by the Autumn air. When the brisk coldness hits you through to the bone, I can’t think of anything better than hot pot or hot soup to warm your soul. Since, I haven’t found a hot pot place that I can devour during a lunch break comfortably, we settled for noodles!

Situated right opposite to Mr Q, Ba Noi (Grandma in Vietnamese) is currently two restaurants strong, one in Docklands and this one located on Little Bourke. We got in just before the lunch time rush and Ba Noi gets chock a block, real quick. With Taro as my partner in crime, we quickly marked our dishes.

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Pork Spring Rolls – $7.00

Not as crispy as we’d like but, still tasty all around.

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Vermicelli Noodles with Vietnamese Beef Curry (with Vietnamese Baguette!) – $14.00

Quite the value here, with half a baguette included on top of the Vermicelli. Taro reported that the flavours were simple and the gravy was light.

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Beef Pho (with Wagyu beef) – $12

Was a bit disappointed here with just the WagyuΒ  for my Beef Pho. It would be unfair for me compare the Pho that you may get in the city compared to what you get in the suburbs, but it does seems tailored to towards simple and basic flavours. Seeing as how I’m used to certain elements in Pho such as brisket, tripe, beef balls among other bits and pieces of the cow. The broth was fine and the sliced Wagyu beef was enough to curb my cravings. I did notice as we were walking out that a lot of other lunchers were busy noming on some handsome looking bowls of Vermicelli Noodles withΒ  Pork Belly and Spring Rolls. Maybe we ordered the wrong dish?

Until next time, Grandma.

3 moustaches out of 5

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