I have been to Trà Vinh so many times that I have lost count! I usually go to their Brisbane Street location and a few times to their Roe Street one when they used to have that one open.
Nowadays, with the opening of U & I Cafe in Northbridge and Mama Tran in the CBD, I find that I don't go to Trà Vinh as often as I used to anymore.
I like the decor of Trà Vinh's latest establishment, a lot of red, makes the place a very vibrant place to be in and because red is also one of my favourite colours
One of my all time favourite dishes here is the Bún Riêu, which is a Vietnamese rice vermicelli soup in crab and tomato broth. I don't know what it is about this particular dish, but this is the only thing I would eat whenever I go out... second by Bánh Canh or Bún Mắm whenever possible. I am not a Phở girl, maybe because Phở originated from the north of Vietnam, while I am from the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, hence I tend to like the food around this area more
So on this particular day, my best mate and I chose our dishes. His usual Hủ Tiếu Trà Vinh and mine usual Bún Riêu, I am always hungry with my eyes, so I ordered a dessert as well of course
Trà Vinh, like many typical Vietnamese restaurants, are considered to be an Asian equivalent to MacDonald's "fast food" for Westerner. It is simply a "no fuss" eating house. Don't expect 5 stars services here. Just go in, take a seat, order, eat and then go. Simple as that - so don't stress, otherwise it will ruin your day.