Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Du Viet - Vietnamese Restaurant

Allow me to post this since it's been in my draft for 8 months! This was part of my travel trip to Kuala Lumpur last year when I made a visit to my sister. There's more coming up so do check my blog every once in awhile since it will be a random post.

Travel Date: August 20, 2012 

My sister and her boyfriend plus me, went to Suria KLCC (this is the mall right next to the Petronas Towers) after taking our brunch and bath back at my sister's flat. I'll be meeting my dear friend Aimee who is working in KL as an IT Recruiter. Prior to my visit here, she informed me of some "things" that she wants me to buy and bring it for her. We agreed to meet 1pm and while waiting for her, we are looking for a backpack for my sister's bf.

Around 1:30pm we finally met her. I was ecstatic seeing her and as her promised to me, she's buying me lunch! Yey! My sister and her bf left us in KLCC and we will meet my sister later. She needs first to drop off her bf to the bust stop going to SG.

And so we scout the KLCC mall for a place to eat. Since it's already noon, most of them are jam packed. All the good restaurants or even fast food chains are brimming with customers. We decided to go way up of the mall to scout for a nice restaurant. Never mind if they are not that good so as long we can take a seat and    we can fill our tummies with food. We chance upon Du Viet and luckily we score a table.

Photos Snagged from Du Viet Website
To make an order in this restaurant, you will be given a menu and a piece of paper and pencil. The food on the menu together with the names of each dish has a corresponding number/code. All you have to do is right down the number/code of the dishes you want to order and indicate how many orders for that dish. If you're done with the order, the waiter will get the menu, pencil and the paper where you write your order.
Sample of Du Viet Menu. See there's a code right next to each dish.
You can check their website to view the complete menu.
After waiting for 15 to 20 minutes....
BBQ Lemongrass Chicken Chop (Ga Nuong)
This is what I ordered for my lunch. I'm not the adventurous type when it comes to food thus I always ordered food that are familiar and safe to me like chicken, beef, pork, dumpling, etc.

You're probably wondering why there's two pictures of food. Well, they are the same dish and I can't help but compared the picture of my dish from their website versus the actual dish that was served to me. The veggies on the left are far fresh looking compared to mine. Good thing, I love the chicken chop since it's soft and easy to chew. I can easily cut through the meat. No bones to slow me down when I continuously attack my chicken.

My friend's lunch....
Actual Beef Brisket Stew with Rice (Thit Bo Kho)
Beef Brisket Stew with Rice (Thit Bo Kho) from Du Viet's Website
I don't remember the exact taste but I do know that the beef is tender making it easy to chew on this dish. The color of the beef and the sauce is different from the actual versus the one on the website. Hmmm...

Seafood Special Soup

I remember eating up the shrimps on this soup. The soup is a little sour like of tomato juice with mild spiciness which I can tolerate. It's not salty and in my opinion, the soup is kinda healthy versus the soups that I'm accustomed with.
Fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls or Imperial Rolls from Du Viet's Website
My friend ordered 2 set of spring rolls since another friend of ours decided to join us without me knowing it. In short, it was a surprise for me. The spring rolls are kind of lumpy when it reached us. I forgot to take a picture of the actual spring rolls they served so I just used this picture from their website.

Then the surprise friend put these in the table:
Desserts to celebrate our birthday
My surprise guest which I shared my birth date with :)
Overall my dining experience in this place is okay. It's like eating in a fast food joint but with a fancier environment and menu plus a waiter to get your order and serve the food. The food is so-so, nothing fab or exciting. I'm just glad that I was able to put food in my tummy plus spending quality lunch time with my two friends in  a different country so who am I to complain?

Du Viet Vietnamese Restaurant
Lot 416 , Level 4, Suria KLCC
5088 KL
Tel# (03) 2166 3630
Fax# (03) 2166 3631

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