We got to Hardgrave Road just after 7pm and pondered on whether to wait in line or to head over to one of the other Vietnamese restaurants on the strip. Luckily the lovely two people in front of us told us that the line moves quickly so we stuck to it and 10 minutes later we were seated comfortably debating the starters.
Stepping into Trang brought back some fond memories for our December trip to Vietnam, which is probably a strong testament to the originality of the establishment. We started with the San Choi Bow which was more of a main plate than a starter. Both lettuce leaves were not only rather large but completely full of meet, onion and other goodies.
As a main I opted for a traditional pho as I had been craving the beef noodle soup for a while. Similar to the earlier dish the bowl was more than enough for one person though it could have done with a bit less noodles and a bit more beef. My dining partner went for the fried rice and crispy chicken which was relatively good too.
Another worthy Trang feature has to be the prices of the dishes. Most hover around the $10 mark, making a good, cheap meal any day of the week. Our bill (including 2 drinks) totalled $34.
One can understand why the line of punters was still alive even as we left the restaurant!
59 Hardgrave Road, West End
07 3255 1610