|Pluck your own fresh basil leaves
My Best Friend wants to know why I keep going back to An Viet when there are so many other Vietnamese restaurants in my neighbourhood. I guess it’s because I’ve always enjoyed my meals here, especially knowing that An Viet is not just about profits.
Its owners are genuinely concerned about food wastage and hope to create awareness about minimising wastage. So they encourage diners to choose how much rice and noodles they want.
It also uses the freshest ingredients; indeed, at its outlet in Sunway Mall, diners practically pluck basil leaves off plants in pots. It can’t get any fresher than this.
The mains are always cooked to order as the owners and chef Tuyen believe nothing beats the taste of freshly cooked food. Recently, An Viet had made some updates to its menu. I couldn't wait to get over there for a taste.
|Deepfried spring rolls
|Rice paper & mango salad served in a glass jar. Add condiments, shake well and
pour everything into a bowl to enjoy the multi layers of textures and flavours
|Fat and juicy sugar cane prawn
|Pork belly and hard-boiled egg braised in coconut juice, served with rice
I have my eye on Lo’n Kho Nu’o’c Du’a (RM17.90; RM19.90 with rice). This dish of pork belly and hard boiled egg braised in coconut juice is so yummy. Reminiscent of tau eu bak, the tender meat with layers of fat sandwiched in between, comes in a lighter sauce with sweet hints of coconut.
|Catfish cooked with fresh dill, Hanoi-style. Eat with vermicelli, herbs and fish sauce
Served in a cast-iron skillet kept hot over a portable gas stove, the chunks of catfish are cooked with fresh dill, turmeric, onions, chilli and scallions with a scattering of roasted peanuts. Comes with vermicelli, herbs and a tangy fish sauce. To eat, put herbs, lettuce and vermicelli in a small bowl. Add the fish and herbs from the skillet and pour in some nuoc cham (fish sauce with lime juice, chilli etc).
|Special Pho Bo Dac Biet with sliced raw beef, shank, tripe, tendon and beef balls
served with lime, bean sprouts, chilli sauce and cruellers on the side
|Vermicelli in soup with pork ribs and bamboo shoot . Pluck fresh basil leaves and add.
|Grilled lemongrass chicken and rice paper on Vietnamese vermicelli
|Banh mi chay with tofu patty and mushroom pate. It's so delicious
you wouldn't believe it's vegetarian
The smooth, silky caramel pudding (RM6.90) is a fitting finale to our sojourn of Vietnamese flavours.
AN VIET (not halal)
Vietnamese Casual Dining
LG2-127 Sunway Pyramid
Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Tel: 03-5611 2226
Monday to Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday: 10am to 10pm