Oodles of Noodles – Bun Vermicelli

5 Mar

Picture a world without beef pho, a world deprived of sugar cane prawns – one can’t even begin to fathom the travesty!

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.

Bun Vermicelli
Shop 4/389 Fullarton Road
Fullarton, 5063
(08) 8373 7771

Bun Vermicelli on Urbanspoon


2 Responses to “Oodles of Noodles – Bun Vermicelli”

  1. The Foodologist March 7, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Hi there,

    Great article and welcome to the food blogging scene in Adelaide. I’ll have to check this place out. There’s a plethora of Vietnamese places on Hanson and Addison road that are worth checking out too. My favorites are Pho Ba Ria 2, Tan Nhu Y and The Vietnamese Restaurant.


    The Foodologist

    • Talking With Your Mouth Full March 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

      Thanks so much for that. Yeah, its a simple cosy local, and sometimes that’s really all we want, isn’t it? 🙂 A fan of ur blog – really good stuff. Will see you round the loop!

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