Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saigon Chef - Wollongong

Saigon Chef

If you ask me or my partner - "where should we eat when in Wollongong?", the first answer you would probably get is ... fish and chips by the beach. Yes, we are touristy. But when you ask my church friends - "where should we eat when in Wollongong?" they take you to Wollongong Central's food court, or a random Viet restaurant just for fun - to spite our English pastor (who just happens to be of Viet origin).

What that means for our stomachs, however, is a bit of suffering on slightly ish tasting food ... LOL. ah hem... I mean - errr... tastes great! hahahaha.

At this place, I ordered a char kway teow. To be honestly honest - it wasn't too bad. It was average. Sure, the seafood and meat and stuff in it isn't the best. But the noodles... you can't really get it wrong. Slightly too spicy for my liking... it was more a soy sauce based stir fry flat rice noodles compared to a char kway teow flavour... but meh - i like noodles :)

char kway teow

My partner was slightly less lucky in his order. He ordered a kari ayam (curry chicken). This was... umm... interesting? super thickly battered chicken pieces coated with yellow guk? and surrounded with oily but fresh tasting prawn crackers.

kari ayam

The dishes ordered by my fellow church friends were also hit and miss. Some decent. Some okay. Some .... yeh. Oh wells- it's just lunch afterall.

Food - 5.5/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 5.5/10
Value for money - 6/10
Overall - 23/40

Saigon Chef
Shop 2, 171 Keira St
NSW 2500
tel: (02)
4228 6728

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