After many years in Morley, the owners of Thanh Dat sold the business, but after a short time found they were missing it and so they have recently opened in William Street, Northbridge, under the same name and with basically the same menu – when you are on a good thing stick to it!
Adjacent to the Mosque, the new place is open, well-lit and airy, and already becoming very popular, especially the pho which helped make its name in Morley. The menu is extensive and ranges from the soups to noodle dishes and more.
On our recent lunchtime visit we began with Vietnamese Rice Paper rolls with prawns – large rolls filled with crunchily fresh lettuce, bean sprouts and sliced prawn – with a little dipping sauce, they proved to be a light and enjoyable starter.
Then onto more rolls – this time prawn net and crab rolls – fried spring rolls with the pastry woven in a delicate netting effect, filled with minced prawn and crab; salad and dipping sauce on the side – these were excellent.
The mains – well I went for mixed seafood noodles, with chopped chilli – plenty of well cooked, slippery noodles, plenty of seafood – prawns, squid, fishcake – fried egg, beansprouts, green onion – a little chilli atop to zest things up – good dish.
My mate went for one of the set meals – satay seafood with rice – again a good sized dish, cooked in the Chinese satay style rather than Malay – with a thin, though tasty, peanutty sauce, and again a good amount of seafood and vegetables – onion, carrot. He would have preferred a little more chilli heat but there is sriracha on each table so he made do with a squirt of three of that.
They are unlicensed but came up with some good quality wine glasses for our bottle of rosé with which we washed down the food.
It seems the owners have picked up where they left off in Morley – good quality Vietnamese fare, at very good prices – in their new spot up the end of William Street. As I said, already becoming popular and well worth the short trek up to that end of Northbridge.