I am a noodler by heart. On Sundays, I ponder what I want to eat and often, I want to eat noodles.
Trang is a very popular Vietnamese restaurant in West End that I have known for years. I was shocked to learn that these guys are in the Urbanspoon top 3 restaurants in entire QLD! I know and remembered them because I read that they use minimal MSG in their cooking and that means that they are the only vietnamese that I know of that don’t use heaps of MSG. Their soup therefore, doesn’t have an overwhelming “punch” or “impact” as some people call it for good and bad intentions. (Those people will probably say the same for our soup which use absolutely no MSG.) So you can tell the difference after eating Trang. You don’t get the usual MSG symptoms, getting sleepy or thirsty.
Aside from that, their soup is subtlely flavourful and their beef is actually rare, yes! And their noodles are intact and don’t fall apart making it able to be picked up by chopsticks. This time, there wasn’t any coriander in the soup so maybe I should ask coriander in next time.
Their dimsim was a no for me. I am not an expert on Vietnamese dimsim so it may be authentic but personally I much prefer the Chinese yumcha style dimsims at Landmark or Manor with the springy pork texture. The Trang version tastes too much of binding flour rather than meat.