20 May Rice Paper, Melbourne CBD
Rice Paper was bustling tonight, but we managed to nab a place and grab a quick dinner. The dreary, cold and wet weather gave me a hankering for something warm and comforting. Bun Bo Hue seemed just the ticket. We marked down our orders on the chit, passed it to a staff member, and soon later our dinner arrived. The noodles were smooth and slippery and I was surprised by the abundance of beef slices that came with it. Shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, herbs and a lemon wedge were also provided on the side. The soup had a pleasant taste, but was lacking in depth and it wasn’t quite as spicy or as hot as I would have liked. Still, for a cheap ($9.50) meal in the CBD I can’t complain too much, and there was the bonus of free hot tea.