12 May Yen Linh
23 Field St. Adelaide SA 5000
08 8211 8985
Lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday
Yen Linh is a Vietnamese eatery serving up a variety of classic Vietnamese dishes located in Adelaide’s Chinatown.
The venue is sleek and modern with a mixture of wood and black furnishings. Their feature walls are bright and colourful with images of traditional Vietnam.
Mango beer. Sweet, fruity and crisp with light notes of mango. I always enjoy beverages that are on the sweeter side so this was my kind of beer.
Bun bo hue. Spicy beef noodle soup with beef brisket, fish cake and topped with spring onion. The noodles had a good firm texture and held their shape very well. The brisket was soft and tender from being slow cooked while the fish cake was springy and had a slight chew. The soup was amazingly rich and spicy with lots of depth from all the herbs and spices.
Com tam dac biet. Combination rice with pork chop, roast pork, shredded pork, fried egg, cucumber and pickled vegetables served with Vietnamese nuoc cham dressing. The roast pork was moist with a crispy and crunchy crackle while the rice was light and fluffy.
Yen Linh in the CBD is just as good as their sister restaurant located in Croydon. Their menu may not be as large but they deliver the same quality they are known for.