Footscray is renowned for having some of the most incredible Vietnamese food around. But, thanks to Deliveroo, you can step outside of your comfort zone with this delicious cuisine and pick something up from a range of different local postcodes. Here are our top picks for Vietnamese places that you can find within the Melbourne city limits!
1. Hochi Mama
There's a little bit of everything at Hochi Mama, and it's all so, so good. Crunchy Chicken Bao often goes down a treat, with the soft, white bun contrasting with the crunchiness of the meat to create something of a party in your mouth! You'll also find Korean Kimchi, bringing a little bit of other Asian flavours to the table - quite literally. Of course, if it's a treat you're looking for, it's a treat you'll get. Saigon Fried Rice is a real show-stopper, so get it before it sells out!
2. Pho N Roll
With a quirky name like this, you can expect big things from Pho N Roll, and they do not disappoint. Located in the heart of the CBD, they use only the freshest ingredients to keep their diners happy. Everything's both flavourful and fragrant, with rolls (as the name suggests) stealing the show. Choose from the likes of the popular Vietnamese Tiger Roll, Spring Rolls or maybe just Rice Paper Rolls with delicious fillings accompanied by dipping herbs and a tasty sauce. Absolutely amazing!
3. Hawker Boys
Melbourne's CBD is home to this highly-rated restaurant, and it's easy to see why it's held in such high esteem. There's a modern twist on the cuisine, creating a fusion with Chinese to bring a real slice of the owner's heritage into the mix. Hawker Boys offer the chance to sample soups, noodle salads, and specially crafted tiger baguettes, and it's all about the delicate mix of herbs that makes the tastes so explosive.
You don't have to wonder about how good Wonderbao is - just order it and you'll soon find out! Their "bao" is unsurprisingly the star of the show here, and they have a wide variety of types of these "wrapping cakes" to choose from. You can have chicken with egg and mushroom, or you can keep it meat-free with a tofu, mushroom, and veggie option called Choi Bao. There are even bao burgers, highlighting the versatility of the whole joint.
Banoi, oh boy, you're in for a treat with this place! Combining authentic flavours with contemporary style, you'll be spoiled for choice with their extensive menu. Bún Bò Huếis especially popular; it's an insanely popular noodle soup complete with beef, pork, and fried pork loaf. Oozing with hints of chilli, lemongrass, and even pineapple, it screams "Vietnam" through and through.
If it's Vietnamese you're in the mood for, we've got a huge range of choices on Deliveroo!