Viet Kitchen, Mount Eden - Auckland
|Rolls packed with brimming freshness and delicate taste.|
A new player in Dominion Road's food scene offers a lilting menu and a variety of yummy Vietnamese dishes for take away or for an easy time out. The Viet Kitchen has a modern decor, has a spacious interior and friendly staff. My group was seated in an friendly and efficient manner and staff made sure to ask if everything was going all right with the food after we had started taken them. Young Kayley was captivated by the framed paintings and photos on the wall - and took time out to also check the bamboo plant with her Mum. The restaurant is sited in an already existing hub of food outlets and not far from the Countdown supermarket in Mount Eden.
|Grilled offerings are popular in Vietnam - the Viet Kitchen provides this entree which is flavourful, authentic and wholesome, grilled pork on lemongrass sticks.|
The egg noodles in soup are a must to try. The day the four of us visited, with an infant in tow, the stringency, freshness and texture of the noodles stood out positively. The other test for such a delicate and simple dish is the satisfaction the soup gives you on the palate - this one for dinner time was not over whelming, not salty and you could taste the chicken in the stock. In contrast, to my palate, I found the tomato based soup with vermicelli and garnishing (photo above) did look colourful but in taste lacked a certain oomph.
Other recommended items to try are the duck flavoured soup with egg noodles, the traditional iced coffee using condensed milk, grilled beef skewers, Pho noodles, combination plates of grilled meat with rice and salad and deep fried spring rolls.
The menu pricing is moderate and practical. I suggest this place to keep in mind after a busy day, when no one feels like cooking and is suitable for couples, families or friends gathering.
The Viet Kitchen is located at342-344 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024.
Opening hours are 11am to 10pm every day.
Contact numbers are +64 212787999 and +64 96302218