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Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara

 

Vietnamese chain and standalone restaurants are getting more and more popular in our local food scene with the latest and my most recent favourite, Guess What? at the Kota Damansara. No need to actually guess it, cause that’s the name of this Vietnamese restaurant. Don’t ask me. But there’s all the classic Vietnamese dishes (summer rolls, pho, rice) plus some Vietnamese tea and coffee. The menu is an edited-down list, each dish portrayed in an adjoining colour pic: a couple of starters, lots of substantial bowlfuls, some side dishes and my favourite sandwich of all time- banh mi. Service is laid-back yet welcoming, and the food quite superb. Not only is the food impressive and authentic, it’s inexpensive too. Whether you’re after Bánh mì or a steaming bowl of Pho, Guess What Vietnamese boast more than enough signature dishes to satisfy your cravings.

 

The herby Summer Rolls (RM 6.90) were a joy, together with the Fish Sauce Chicken Wing (RM 6.90) that is very highly recommended by the owner, for a good reason. Let the first bite speak for itself and at that point it’s only the eyes that’s talking cause the lips are sealed munching on that delicious bites of succulent chicken. Mango Papaya Pork Salad (RM 6.90) doesn’t quite capture the usually obsessed-with-raw papaya-me like how it usually does, but is a decent enough rendition with the addition of pork in it. I’ll go for the Deep-Fried Rolls (RM 6.90) instead.

 

1.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara
2.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara
3.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara
4.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara

 

Dry noodles were joy, and the beautifully flavoured pho with slices of beef, chicken and seafood was all it should be. All three of the Pork Chop Noodles (RM 9.90), Stir Fried Australian Beef (RM 12.90) , and the Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli (RM 11.90) were packed with generous meat and a whole chop of pork, with tasty and fresh garnishes to enhance the flavours of each bite, every bowlful is a value for money. Pho with options of either rice noodle or egg noodle comes in beef and chicken variants, plus that seafood option packed with delicious homemade meat balls with satisfying biting size with deep and flavourful broth. Silky noodle some with a rendition of additional poached free-range egg is a luxury although it would be fine without it. Choose among Clams (RM 8.90), Handmade Beed Ball (RM 13.90), Pork (RM 8.90), Fish (RM 12.90), Beef Internal Organs (RM 12.90), Chicken (RM 8.90) using free range chicken and 1 poached egg, or even the Australian Beef Pho (RM 13.90 if asking for beef slice or RM 17.90 if asking for Ribeye Slices) for a meal of hearty comfort and satisfying pleasure.

 

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11.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara

 

The noodle bowls are not the only thing bulked out by massive, meaty toppings. Rice dishes definitely delivered with the same value for money with options like Beef stew rice (RM 15.50), Vietnamese Chicken or Pork Chop (RM 12.90), and Lemongrass Pork or Chicken (RM 9.90). The meats excel when it comes to depth of flavours and while there isn’t really any disappointment here, given the comfortable setting and fair pricing offered, I’ll let the absence of alcohol drinks slide.

 

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13.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara
14.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara

 

French- Vietnamese sandwich is a big part of Vietnam’s street food culture but they are ubiquitous in Vietnamese café and restaurants outside Vietnam. I for one is a lame sucker for the crisp-shelled baguettes that makes beautiful crackling sounds. Even if they aren’t the principle offering, I am always ordering it just to have a bite of the crispy baguette. The baguettes here are outsourced and are filled with a choice of Beef, Pork, Chicken, or Tuna (all priced at RM 7.90 each), and topped with fresh vegetables and herbs. I love the generous coriander on it. The classic pork banh mi comes with a succulent cold cut of pork, earthy liver pâté, crunchy veg and fresh coriander, all in a light crispy baguette. It can be happiness in every single bite depending on how much you love banh mi but no matter how much I love it, I probably wouldn’t go for tuna.

 

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16.Guess What Vietnamese restaurant @ Kota Damansara

 

Guess What is located at:
7, Jalan PJU 5/6, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Business Hour: Daily, 11 am – 9:30 pm
GPS: 3.1522033,101.5943715
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guesswhatkd/

 

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Pho Vietz @Atria, SS 22

 

Pho Vietz at Atria in Ss22 is just what you might imagine a Vietnamese restaurant in a mall would be like: neat, chic, impeccably efficient staff, and meal serving in good portion at speedy pace. Customers are mainly shoppers, but a visit solely for their food is worthy of your effort.

 

1.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22
2.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

3.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

The brand prides itself on using fresh ingredients (ideally as authentic as possible) with impeccable provenance – taste the delicious Vietnamese Spring Roll (RM 8.30),Fresh Prawn Roll (RM 8.30),Steamed Rice Crepe Rolls with Minced Pork (RM 10.50) and the very appetising and refreshing Vietnamese Prawn Salad (RM 15.80).

 

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5.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22
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7.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

Other appetiser showcased clever blend of herbs with delicious texture of vermicelli and tender chicken. Spring Roll & Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli (RM 14.90) is refreshing and at the same time lovely to fit into clean eating diet.

 

8.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

As the name suggests, pho noodle soups are a focus. Pho Vitez emphasizes the offering of Vietnamese traditional pho noodle soup with traditional Vietnamese pho made with flavoursome clear broth. Vietnamese Beef Noodle (RM 17.90) and Vietnamese Pork Rib Noodle (RM 17.90) carry full and intense flavour of rich stocks with balanced combination of different herbs. Alas, some are cooked with industrial supply of stocks.

 

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10.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

Did I also mention the profound use of crispy pork lard?

 

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The menu is peppered with a new concept that aims to offer wide variety of Vietnamese food right from the ones of the street and back into the home kitchen for the best of authenticity. With meticulous and imaginative combinations to offer the meal in sets, you get delicious treat of Vietnamese Sour Soup and Caramel Fish Combo with Rice (RM 30.90).

 

12.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

Other rice meals include Marinated Lemongrass Chicken Chop Rice (RM 16.90) and Braised Pork Belly in Coconut Juice with Rice (RM 26.90). The menu also features the Famous Vietnamese Baguette (RM 10.50). Their rice dishes are fantastic for wholesome and is a complete satiation for taste. Braised pork belly done to perfection and I could say the same for their baguette.

 

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14.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22
15.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

There is a long drinks list featuring sweet drinks, milk shakes, tea and Vietnamese Coffee with milk or sugar, served ice or cold (RM 7.90). Uniquely distinctive when it comes to Vietnamese coffees, these are selectively subjected to personal preferences. On the other hand, Six Treasure(RM 7.90) is a common crowd pleaser with refreshing hint of mild sweetness.

 

16.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

17.Pho Viet at Atria Ss22

 

Pho Vietz is located in Atria Shopping Gallery at:
T.08, Third Floor,
3, Jalan SS 22/23,
Ss 22, 47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor
Opens Daily: 10am- 10pm
GPS: 3.1268681,101.6142648
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phovietz/

 

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Banhmicafe @ Puchong

 

Banh mi baguette, also known as the Vietnamese sandwich is probably is one of the most popular signature of Vietnamese food that is well known to other natives from all over the world. Being the signature here at the Banhmicafe, patrons in Puchong now taste fresh baked baguette with assorted choices of fillings ranging from beef to pork and ham, to grilled chicken and eggs.

 

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Banh Mi Ga (RM 6.80) decently compiles slices of chicken with julienne carrots and parsley and a good textured baguette. This grilled chicken sandwich is light for main but makes space for other add on.

 

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If looking for complete meal with rice and dishes, the rice sets are all served with white rice and side vegetable of the day.

 

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Ech Kho Xa Ot (RM14.50) elaborates rich herbs and spices to the sweetness of frog. This lemongrass stir fried frog is good to go with the white rice. A good spicy for that extra kick.

 

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Tuning to a softer flavour, Banh Uot Thit Nuong (RM 7.50) is fantastic and appetising with lovely chunk and juicy from cucumber and bean sprout, along with velvet smooth chi cheong fun.

 

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A whole load of bland to accompany the BBQ pork and Vietnam ham. Pairing this with tangy home concocted sauce, is a pleasure to consume with lighter flavour.

 

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Another clear distinct flavour of vietnam is the Da Ca Loc Nau Canh Chua (RM 14.50). This fish soup vietnamese style serves fresh haruan fish with a heft of cabages and pineapple, resulting the flavour of soup skewing to sweetness.

 

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Also served with rice, and given the very reasonable pricing, this is a fantastic place for comfort food.

 

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Bites and munchies are there to serve as good appetisers, if dishes are served on time. Reasonably priced with per serving portion of 3 pcs, Cha Gio Chien(RM 3) the Vietnamese fried spring roll presents with lovely skin and a satisfying fill of minced pork in it.

 

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Beverage was interesting although it didn’t quite earn much reputation for themselves. The names can be intriguing but really, Vietnamese Abc Che Ba Ba (RM4) was nothing too fascinating. But is economical, each drink would come with their house beverage; lemongrass tea.

 

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And lastly, one must not leave this place without a cup of Vietnam drip.

 

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From what I noticed, this place is in real short of manpower, so expect a little delay in between each servings. But then this is a very good place for Vietnam home cook and everything is selling for a song.

 

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Being concealed by the Colombia Hospital here in Bandar Puteri, this location wasn’t too bad given the breezy traffic and convenient parking spaces.

 

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Banhmicafe is located at:

21, Jalan Puteri 7/9,
Bandar Puteri Puchong
47100 Puchong
Tel: +60162295548
GPS: 3.025569, 101.623220
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/klbanhmicafe

 

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Kafe Vietnam @ Puchong

 

From home cooking to the dishes found both on and away from the streets of Vietnam, Kafe Vietnam in Puchong is the place to bring your taste bud to a very lively trip, crossing the country border to the country where cultural heritage is boldly infused in their culinary, an authentic Vietnam flavour. The restaurant may not look posh but the menu range certainly is extravagant in varieties.

 

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This new Vietnamese café has caught the attention of many devout lovers of Vietnam cuisine. Impressively on the menu are both the usual ones we are all familiar with and those of which that we are not familiar with. Bahn mi, banh pho, hu tieu, mi quang, goi cuon, and the list goes on and on but fear not as there are English descriptions on the menu so ordering wouldn’t take too long. Starting with Nem Nuong (RM 6.90), this soft vermicelli roll served with matching dipping sauce was refreshing and delicious.

 

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Hearty eaters would be amply satisfied and happy with Bun Moc (RM14.90) as the hefty portion includes lots of ham, pork rib and minced pork ball in clear soup bee hoon.

 

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Served along this huge bowl of delicious noodle is a basket of leaves and beans sprout that blends in beautifully with the mellow sweetness from the soup and the meats.

 

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The full glory of selection was not within sights for quick lunch but solo dinners would be happy to know that meals are reasonably priced. Com Thit Kho Trung (RM 13.90) comes with rice and the stewed pork and egg serves good for pork lovers who adores that good layer of assimilated fat and lean meat.

 

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Com Tom Ba Roi (RM 15.90) is slightly more flavourful for a simple dish with simple combination of prawn and pork. Slightly tangy, the flavour perks the palate and is fantastically also served with white rice.

 

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The thing about the dishes here at the Kafe Vietnam is that they all have flavours naturally infused with choices of ingredients instead of the conventional preserved seasoning. Because every dish is pleasantly bracing and not relenting, one would really enjoy teasing their palate. Canh kho qua (RM 6.90) appeared ordinarily conventional but was refreshingly delectable. Mellow bitterness loitering natural sweetness in this one was amazing.

 

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Kafe Vietnam takes pride in their Vietnam coffee and coffee lovers will do well with wither their hot or cold drip coffee. House blend presents a fantastic mix of beans including a 20% civet cat and is easily one of the best Vietnam drips I’ve ever tasted. Joys of discovering best food in town.

 

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If not a fan of coffee, there is a good range of juices and house recipes, with intriguing list of choices. Lemongrass tea (RM 6.90) cleans the palate with not only tea but the nice after taste and aroma of lemongrass that lingers.

 

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When I say authentic, I mean the real Viet flavour. Even the fruits are served with powdered salt chilli, bot muoi ot (I’m not sure if I got the name correctly) which has that delicate tang and heat that sparked up the watermelon nicely.

 

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And if that cup of drip is not enough yet, the amazing coffee is for sale on the rack along with few other Vietnam consumer goods.

 

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The Vietnamese classics are obviously there for those who value authentic flavours. And while parking is quite a breeze, this cafe is not hard to spot; just look for the mannequin blue ao dai.

 

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Kafe Vietnam is located at :
1, Jalan Puteri 4/1,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 012-301 5928
GPS: 3.022937,101.614919
Opening Hours : closed on selective Wednesdays and Thursdays every two weeks. (refer Fb page or call to check for availability)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kafevietnam

 

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O’ Viet Vietnamese Cuisine @ Sunway pyramid

Vietnamese cuisines are simply indulgences of palates teased with soupy elixirs and poultries. Upon dinning in O’viet, we embark on oriental odysseys with lots of raw ingredients. Mostly plants and beans, and they are to be eaten with noodles or rolls.

Here, the choices of Vietnamese food served are at a really wide range. Took me a long time to browse the menu and decide on what to order. Ten minutes later, we kind of made up our mind to have noodles. The appetizers are interesting so we ordered the Steamed wrapped rolls (banh cuon), which is a Vietnamese style ‘chee cheong fun’ wrapped with shrimps , chicken , and mushroom, served with bean sprout and fish sauce. Next is the Stuffed tomatoes, which is a Vietnamese version of French tomatoes forcies.
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3.stuffed tomatoes oviet
The tomatoes were stuffed with savoury mixture of minced chicken and Chinese mushrooms and lightly pan fried. A great appetizer for its tangy sauce really got the saliva gland working.
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Then we had the special stir fried seafood noodles (pho sau hai san dac biet), which is in fact flat thin noodles fried with prawns ,fish fillet, cuttlefish and squid in light savory tomato sauce. It was nice and light because the noodles and ingredients were succulently fresh.
5. special stir fried seafood noodles (pho sau hai san dac biet)oviet
6.special stir fried seafood noodles (pho sau hai san dac biet oviet
If you like soupy meals, try traditional Vietnamese chicken and prawn noodles (pho ga tom). But honestly I wouldn’t order this here. This is somewhat ‘ipoh hor fun’ to me. And if we walk to any food court, a bowl of this is probably half the price of what we paid for here with the similar ingredients including the fresh prawns and chicken fillet in clear soup with rice noodles.
7. traditional chicken n prawn soup oviet
8.traditional Vietnamese chicken and prawn noodles (pho ga tom)
For some reason, the noodle didn’t quite fascinate me. Not even the special seafood soup noodles (pho hai san)- Fresh prawns, fish fillet, fried shrimp balls, squid and cuttlefish in mildly spicy soup.
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10.speacial seafood soup noodles (pho hai san) oviet
11.speacial seafood soup noodles (pho hai san)oviet
So the noodles were rather bland. Contrary to the food, the beverages are rather interesting and very authentic yet accustomed to local delights at the same time. Certain ingredients are improvised to using local ingredients instead of Vietnam ingredients. One of which is the fair usage of gula Melaka in their desserts and drinks. The three colours delite is a beverage made from green grass jelly, cendol and red beans with gula Melaka and low fat cream topping.
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Although many descriptions come with local ingredients, there are authentic Vietnamese beverages still. The Vietnamese drip coffee is made with imported coffee from the largest coffee area in Vietnam. Using straight black coffee and sweetened condensed or fresh milk on the side, this is a special drip coffee with ice cream. Coffee lover whom are so used to the wide array of coffee beans may not find its aftertaste amusing.
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Oviet is located in Sunway Pyramid – G1-45, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya.Look out for more food at foodeverywhere facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/foodeverywhere.sy