Wincing a little at the spelling of the name, I entered Phamous Kitchen with some trepidation. I'm not a big fan of Sydney's Thai Foon of Thai Riffic restaurant pun names and I feared that Vietnamese restaurants were about to become just as Hanoi-ing... Luckily, in this case the name is simply a reference to the owner and chef, Thanh Pham. He lives in Bankstown - pretty much the heart of Sydney's Vietnamese community - but has brought his cooking skills to bear in Balmain.
The restaurant is situated on the highly competitive restaurant strip opposite Balmain Hospital and Gladstone Park. It slotted into the site vacated by One6Eight, just two doors away from another Vietnamese restaurant pushing a more traditionalread more
Two inconsistencies in the food saw Phamous Kitchen lose some points but the food that hit the mark smashed it out of the park. I will return for Khot and if I lived near Balmain Hanoi rolls would be a staple of mine. If you want some good gourmet Vietnamese food in the Balmain area give the peeps at Phamous Kitchen a look in.
Full review is now up on Spooning Australia.
Welcome addition to the area. The meals at Phamous are delicious - fancier than your local fave Vietnamese joint up the road, but excellent portions for the price - we had one big and two small dishes between two and could probably have ordered one less dish. Divine beef and black bean dish and some really tasty entrees. Would recommend.
Phamous kitchen is about to be famous in Balmain. This place is a serious contender for our favourite restaurant in a suburb that boosts a lot of eateries. The Vietnamese fusion dishes on offer here are a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds - with a lot of options coming as dairy and gluten free it has something for everyone.
We started with the Hanoi rolls. A crispy roll of mixed veggies with crab and pork meat - this was flavoured well with their dipping sauce, giving it both a crunchy and zingy kick.read more