Vegetarian Spring Roll Vermicelli at Streets of Saigon, Westfield Sydney
There’s nothing like cold noodles to reboot the blood sugar on a hot afternoon, so when it’s 40 degrees and too steamy to do anything but flee to the air-conditioned nothingness of Westfield, it’s no wonder the Vermicelli is the order of the day at Streets of Saigon.
Now let’s get one thing straight. I am not one of these people that “don’t feel hungry” when it’s hot. As far as I’m concerned, lunch in December should be as hearty as lunch in June, just colder. This is why SOS’s Vermicelli is so perfect – it’s big on raw stuff – crunchy lettuce, pickled carrot and mint – but has enough noodles to fuel a whole afternoon of Christmas shopping.
Taste-wise, I can’t fault it either. The soya dressing is light, but flavoursome and the tofu-stuffed spring rolls are some of the best I’ve ever had – so light and crunchy they almost seem as though they’re good for you!
At $13.50, it ain’t the cheapest Vietnamese in the city, but when you consider its convenience-factor, quality, and proximately to an air-con vent, it’s well worth it. Bring on Summer.
Streets of Saigon
The bill: Vegetarian Spring Roll Vermicelli – $13.50
The service: Counter service; DIY chilli, lemon, bean sprouts and extra sauce
Also on the menu: Rice paper rolls, lotus root salad, pho
Level 5, Westfield Sydney
86-100 Market Street
Sydney, NSW 2000