It is indeed to our good fortune that Vietnamese food has found its way to Adelaide and resided in the form of a homey restaurant/take-away joint in Fullarton.
This cheap n ‘ cheery eatery changed hands some time ago, but standards have remained unchanged. Locals flock to Bun Vermicelli for their fill of pho (rice noodle soup), bun (salad vermicelli bowls), rice dishes, stir-fried noodles, cold rolls and barbequed quail (huzzah!). The space in itself is a small-ish abode, clean, without airs and graces.
The only downside of Bun is the absence of household Viet drinks (e.g. soursop/avocado smoothies, filter coffee). But regulars hardly seem to mind as the food itself creates enough of a pull.
Described as the best Viet food in this part of town, it is easy to sense why. Fresh. Simple. No-fuss. It’s everything you’d want after trudging home from a tiresome day of work. Rock up in flip-flops and settle into a hearty bowl of beef noodle soup, allowing the healing broth to nurse thy wounds. The flavour of the soup itself is very delicate compared to many others I’ve had, with hints of meaty-sweetness. The bun vermicelli noodles tossed in crushed peanuts, crisp greens and savoury sugarcane prawn balls was refreshingly urged with a sweet and tangy dressing. More please.
So, are there better Viet foodspots in Adelaide? Perhaps. But that’s not gonna stop me from coming back.
Shop 4/389 Fullarton Road
(08) 8373 7771