CTS Feast No.23: Xuan Banh Cuon, 232 Hampshire Road, Sunshine. Phone: 0422 810 075. Tuesday, December 8, from 7pm.
What a happy pleasure it was holding a CTS event at our favourite Vietnanese restaurant.
Several guests were repeat offenders.
Others were Xuan Banh Cuon regulars who nevertheless were happy to make the effort to join other fans.
Many thanks to Xuan, Carson, Ang and the crew for providing us with such wonderful food.
The biggest hit of the night was the mixed entree platter we each received of pho cuon thit bo (sautee beef wrap in fresh pho noodle), banh goi (Vietnamese puff) and cha mrc hai phong (northern squid cake).
The pho cuon thit bo especially impressed – Carson describes it as a non-soup, summertime version of pho, complete with rare beef slices and all the usual pho goodies.
CTS has held far fewer events this year than was initially anticipated – this being the third.
But they’ve all been very good!
We hope to see you next year at CTS Feast No.14 and beyond …
Hi Kenny, do you know what the soup is in the 2nd pic from bottom? Seems to have some coriander, maybe seaweed & meatballs? (or is that just an illusion of the pic with the angle of the meat slices). Love trying new soups and don’t think I’ve tried that one before.
It’s #8 on the menu: Banh da do tom thi cha – prawn, pork and homemade fish cake soup noodles. The noodles are red noodles. Delicious!