For the past few years, Vietnamese food has been very popular with many eateries opening up all over the state. The food is light and healthy, and the use of fresh vegetables is common among many dishes. Just over 6 months ago, we saw the opening of Phonatic, a family run Vietnamese restaurant that offers a good selection of traditional dishes. Tonight, Adelaide Food Central, along with other guests were invited to their media launch. All food and drink were provided free of charge.
We were treated to some of their freshly prepared Cold Rolls. These were filled with a generous amount of vermicelli noodles, crispy lettuce and pork meatball slices. Wrapped in rice paper, these rolls were perfect when dipped into the hoisin and chilli dipping sauce.
Next were the Spring Rolls. These were wrapped in rice paper and then fried to a light golden brown. The filling was soft, moist and well seasoned. With or without the dipping sauce, these spring rolls were a delicious treat.
The last dish that we got to taste was the Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab. The crab had the perfect amount of crunch and crisp with just the right amount of salt content. We had to be fast when it came to this dish and most of it quickly disappeared.
There was a lot of food on offer tonight and from what we tried, the food was delicious. We’d like to thank the staff at Phonatic for their hospitality and Eventalaide for making the event possible.
WHERE: 171 Hindley St, Adelaide