Saigon Spice

Shop 1, 32 Flushcombe Road Blacktown, New South Wales 2148

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Opening hours Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, BYO, Licensed, Gluten-free options
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
Phone 02 9831 1974

Most of Blacktown’s personality lies outside the monstrous mall, so this spot across from it is worth knowing about. With a smart fit-out, roomy tables and a likeable menu, it serves workers and locals from this multicultural community. A respectable ban xeo - crisp pancake - was a little light on the salad greens for wrapping segments but is generously filled with pork, prawns and beansprouts. Delicately creamy rice cakes with nicely charred bottoms are among the best in town. Then take a trip to ginger town with pork-stuffed calamari with oyster sauce, bok choy and drinkable brothy goodness.

http://saigonspice.com.au/