Saturday, 10 November 2012

Quan An Dong Que (in Footscray)

How do you stand out in Footscray if you operate a Vietnamese restaurant?  Its a very good question given the huge quantity in Footscray but some seem to be constantly busy so they are doing something right. Quan An Dong Que is probably outside the top three busiest in Footscray and fits right in the next tier.  I can highly recommend them though as the selection of Vietnamese food is just quite a bit different from probably all of them as well as being of high quality so that it definitely stands out.
Quan An Dong Que has a modern contemporary utilitarian look to its decor.  Its nice and distinctive by Footscray standards.
Modern clean utilitarian look
The grilled beef in vine leaves is one of my favourite Vietnamese starters.  The classic rice paper rolls with prawns being an equal favorite.  On this particular day I was sort of craving having some Vietnamese spring rolls but the healthy option won through.  My heart is feeling better.
Grilled beef in vine leaves
Grilled beef in vine leaves
For something a bit different the spicy light salted quails cannot go amiss.  The supplied white pepper goes perfectly and it was nice and crispy without being oily or too dry. A nice dish that cannot be found everywhere.

Spicy light salted quail
The steamed rice paper with grilled pork and rice cracker certainly has a unique visual look.  It really stands out and begs to be tried.  Ultimately its probably only an average dish.  Its a bit dry and I kind of wished that the rice cracker was laced with prawn flavouring.  Chinese prawn crackers anyone? Its definitely worth a try if you want something different from the usual pho noodles or rice vermicelli dishes.
Steamed rice paper with grilled pork and rice cracker
Steamed rice paper with grilled pork and rice cracker

To sum up, this is probably one of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants in Footscray.  I particularly liked it had some novel and different dishes from all the other neighbouring restaurants as well as the food being of a high standard.

Quan An Dong Que
Rating - 4.5
Would I go again - Yes

Would I recommend to a friend - Yes

Telephone: 03 9689 4392
Address: 102 Hopkins St Footscray VIC 3011
Reviewed By: Howie Be

Steamed rice paper with grilled pork and rice cracker - the insides

1 comment:

  1. that's not that wonderful eatery where you and Steven took the Lovely Wife and i, is it?