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Review - Bau Truong *UPDATED*

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

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This spot has rapidly become my go-to spot when I’m sick, hung-over or otherwise avoiding scoping new restaurants.


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Though their menu is monumental, I feel like my last four visits have given me a good overview.

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My go-to hot day dishes are the Smoked Duck ($20) slices accompanied by seasonal fruit salad, or the same bird...

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...cooked in five spice then served in a Pickled Lotus Stem Salad ($20).

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They’re awfully good at knowing when to stop whilst cooking squid – it’s best grilled Fishing Village-Style with Chilli and Garlic ($24) against the honey pleasure of Murray’s Angry Men Pale Ale ($9).

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Half the fun of Vietnamese is wrapping stuff with fresh greens and lightly pickled carrot: Bo La Lot ($12) lets you play with char-grilled cylinders of tasty minced beef and wild betel leaf; or there’s my usual fallback - Sugarcane Prawn ($15).

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If wrapping ain’t your forte, pre-done pork and prawn rolls in mustard greens, Cuon Diep ($12), come with an addictive chicken liver sauce.

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Put your palate back together with the Frozen Pyramid ($12), layering three flavours of sorbet, including zingy chilli passionfruit; or sink into my favourite, Chuoi Nuong ($12).

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This sinful combination of sweet caramelised banana with salty coconut sauce is guaranteed to cure almost any ill...

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See a previous visit to this restaurant HERE.

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

Bau Truong on Urbanspoon

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