With every second eatery opening being Vietnamese, it was no surprise to stumble upon Indochin as I was walking down the Gouger Street cafe precinct. The new restaurant replaces the former Chanay Thai and offers many traditional Vietnamese favourites. Customers can choose from a selection of noodle soups, vermicelli noodles, rice dishes, egg noodle soups and cold rolls.
For lunch, I ordered the Rare Beef Noodle Soup. The dish arrived 10 minutes after ordering and came with all the trimmings. The raw beef slices were well cooked in the piping hot broth, and the noodles were firm and not too gluggy. As with all beef noodle soups, the star of the show is the broth. I thought the broth in this dish was a bit watery and lacked the true beefy flavours.
The staff were really friendly and the service was fast and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. A bowl of beef noodle soup will set you back $11 or $12 with all other dishes being reasonably priced.
The Rare Beef Noodle Soup on this occasion, was average for me.
WHERE: 108 Gouger St, Adelaide