Location: West End, Hardgrave Rd
Pricing: $6 – $30
Overall Experience: 8/10
For our monthly Eat Brisbane Meet, we went to Sing Sing in West End. I had never heard of it before, but I was hopeful. West End is a place that I frequent once every two weeks, however I usually walk along the main street (Boundary St) and hardly ever explore the remainder of the suburb. I had only ever walked past Hardgrave Rd once and took no note of the places around me. On this occasional I arrived early, half an hour to be precise. Wow, what did I get myself into I thought? This place hardly looks like a well dined establishment, It was quiet at the time (then again it was 11 am). My perception got me wondering what the food may taste like! I will admit, that in a state of confusion, I went off and purchased a piece of Raw Cake as my hopes had been shattered!
Needless to say, when I finally received my food, I was glad that my first impressions were far from true. To start off with, we had a Pho Bo (Vietnamese Noodle Soup). This dish in particular was one that i was nervous about as I had Pho in the Valley a few years back and got food poisoning, I had never attempting it since. But this Pho was amazing. It was sweet, and warm, the meat was soft and easily breakable! Everything about the dish was perfect! It honestly made me warm and happy inside!
The next dish on the tasting table was the Prawn & Pork Rice Paper Rolls with Hoisin Sauce! Rice Paper Rolls are a personal favourite, they are light, and delicious and this dish surpassed my expectations!
Banh Xeo was something I had never tried before! This beautiful Crepe was made with Rice Flour, making it a perfect Gluten Free Option! The entire concept of the meal was to share, get among-st the food. and to combine different elements together to create a light meal. If you are planning on going to Sing Sing, I would recommend this dish, It was an entirely new concept to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so I am sure you will too!
The Birds Nest, wow! That is all I can say! A work of art, constructed with crispy noodles, filled with meat of the dish and vegetables in the center! To end the meal we had Chicken Chilli & Lemongrass Stir Fry! It was no doubt a lovely dish, however it lacked the wow factor!
All in all it was quite a pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend any Pho lovers to head through this tiny West End treasure!
Gluten Free: ♥
Dairy Free: ♥
Sugar Free: ♥