As Australia's second largest city and a commercial and cultural hub for the whole of Oceania, Melbourne is a real melting pot of cultures. Frequently voted the most liveable city in the world, it's no surprise that there are tons of excellent places to eat here, and they play their role in a bustling and diverse food culture like no other.
Located right on the coast of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is a city with a strong coastal heritage. And when it comes to the cuisine of Vietnam, there are plenty of opportunities for the local passion for seafood to fuse with the spices and flavours of Vietnamese cuisine. The menus at Melbourne's Vietnamese restaurants strike this balance perfectly: for example, the Ha Long Bay Restaurant on Victoria Street has a number of delicious seafood items available, including battered fish with sweet and sour sauce and traditional salt and pepper fish fillet. Try this and more at the Vietnamese restaurants across Melbourne.
Luckily for us, Melbourne's Vietnamese restaurants located around Victoria Street have what it takes to step up to the plate and satisfy our noodle cravings. Vinh Vinh, for example, serves up classic dishes like fried egg noodles with chicken, beef or pork; alongside an assortment of rice noodles including the popular beef noodle soup known as pho. For a little something different, why not have the dropped rice noodle soup with either crispy chicken skin or wonton and BBQ pork? They're among Vietnamese less common dishes and are a must-try for any self-professed foodie!
While many of Melbourne's Vietnamese restaurants are clustered around Victoria Street in the city centre, if you're brave enough to explore a little further afield, you can uncover a wide range of other specialities. Saigon Rose, located on Chapel Street in the eastern suburb of Prahan, is one of these places: known for its original Vietnamese pancakes with pork, veggie or prawn fillings, as well as top dishes like salted pepper tofu and grilled squid. Make the most of the local dining scene by finding and booking a table at Melbourne's top Vietnamese restaurants with Quandoo.