Quick pit stop before a movie session down west at Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant on Days Road. Upon arrival, we were left standing at the door for a solid 5 minutes with waiters bustling past us constantly with no acknowledgement. :/ Now, we were left with the dilemma of just leaving the premises and looking elsewhere to find a quick feed during the interim before the movie starts, or taking things into our own hands and seating ourselves. Before we could come to a decision (we’re rather indecisive people, hehe), a waitstaff finally… finally seated us and presented us with their menus.
Word of mouth from friends have talked this place up saying that the food is pretty damn good. Unfortunately for the pair of us, we had no idea on what was good and what was bad sooooo.. what to order?! We started off with an entree of bbq quails.
BBQ quails; $7.90
Small and rather expensive, I thought; thankfully the marinade was flavoursome and fragrant but not enough to mask the overcooked meat which was dry and tough.
Next up, prawn toast and two dishes from the specials blackboard.
Prawn toast; $5.50, steamed rice $2.00 per person,
soft shell crab in tamarind and plum sauce; $17.90, sizzling crocodile in spicy sauce; $17.90
The prawn toast was abysmal. Oily, bland and unappetising. The special mains were sub par as well. The soft shell crab was drenched in the tamarind and plum sauce thereby rendering the soft shell crab to a soggy and soft mess. The sizzling crocodile was average with a mix of chopped up vegetables drowned in a so-called spicy sauce that didn’t even register on the spice radar. Not only was it your average asian stir fry that you can pick up at your local asian take away store, the smell permeated through our clothes and my hair for the rest of the night! My tip? Steer clear from their specials menu!
After our uneventful dinner, N notified me that we ordered the wrong items on the menu (go figure), so the plan is to tag along with her next time and let her take reigns on the ordering side of things. I’m willing to give it one more shot, just one more, even with their crappy service and all. Hmph!
Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant
30-32 Days Road
Croydon Park SA 5008
P 08 8340 0880
Tue-Wed, Sat 5pm-Late
Thu-Fri, Sun 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-Late