V-Nam Cafe @ Puchong

December 6, 2016

It's always encouraging to see a Vietnamese restaurant that tries to tackle a robust range of cherished classics - V-Nam Cafe might seem like a small eatery, but its kitchen offers a diversity of dishes that pay tribute to the street food of Hanoi & beyond.

First-timers to V-Nam might want to start with single-bowl noodles or one-plate rice servings - the cafe does basic, fuss-free renditions of fermented vermicelli soup, nicknamed Vietnamese gumbo, with squid, shrimp & pork in fish paste broth (RM9.80), & tender fried chicken leg with rice (RM10.50), at portions & prices that feel sensible for a Puchong residential neighbourhood.

 Vietnamese soul food can be pretty comforting, represented at V-Nam by savoury braises like duck with ginger (RM15.50), claypot bullfrog with lemongrass (RM14) & pork with coconut water (RM16), ideally consuming with fresh, steaming-hot rice.

The selection is eclectic enough to also encompass mini-pancakes topped with shrimp (RM10.50; this one's a crowd-pleaser), banh mi (RM8.50; notable for its crisp but fluffy baguette) & 'shaking beef,' or pan-tossed chunks of meat served here with fries & gravied vegetables (RM15.50). Many thanks to the V-Nam team for having us.

V-Nam Cafe
21, Jalan Puteri 7/9, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor. 
Daily, 11am-9pm; closed on second & fourth Wednesdays of each month. Tel: 016-235-3132

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