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Review - Bau Truong

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

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Get a taste of Sydney’s next-gen Vietnamese, at this contemporary Marrickville Road entry.

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Park yourself under a looming ceiling of Chinese theatre masks to delve into the almost intimidating menu.

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A 333 Vietnamese Beer ($8) will take the edge off, against tasty Pork Stuffed Cassava Croquettes ($8) from the well-priced bites list.

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If the luminous yellow and electric blue colour scheme (extending all the way down to turquoise plates with clashing red chopsticks) doesn’t elicit a smile, you’ve lost your sense of fun.

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You might find it again in a bowl of Seas Snails in Spicy Coconut Sauce ($15), where the adventurous diner is rewarded with a lightly curried, briny coconut broth so delicious, you’ll want to slurp it!

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My coconut lust continued into gently steamed Vietnamese Beef and Coconut Pate ($10) served on protruding sesame rice cracker wings.

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It was an absolute killer match with the simply wonderful 2010 De Salis Wild Chardonnay I brought back from Orange, however you'll hear more about that fruitful trip next week.
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Attention to detail extends into an engaged floor team, only too delighted to describe the current popularity of sea snails in Ho Chi Minh City. French-Vietnamese fans should also order the achingly tender Ox Tongue Braised in Red Wine ($15).

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I passed over the perennial Vietnamese favourites in favour of a zingy plate of Pipis in XO Sauce ($22). They'll have to wait until next time, when I'll also explore their well-priced wine list...

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Bau Truong
185 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Ph: (02) 9569 4938

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