Cao Thang

This week seems to be shaping up rather nicely. Not only did I receive fantastic news today about a recent audition (I’ll be starring in Chess the musical in Melbourne this August) but I continued my exploration of suburban cheap-eats.
Having been introduced to the little Vietnamese strip in Flemington last year, I ventured back to try more of its hidden treasure.

photo of Cao Thang exterior

Cao Thang is your usual suspect in the world of cheap-eats: awful decor, no frills, bustling crowds, great food. We sat down just after twelve, and within minutes the lunch crowd had packed the place out. The menu is rather long so deciding wasn’t easy. In the end we went for the Szechuan prawns with rice and some sort of chicken rice noodle dish.

photo of prawns

The prawns were juicy and full of heat and spice, the vegetables still crunchy.

photo of rice noodle

The rice noodle dish was my favourite. The wok had breathed smoky life into it and made it lip-smackingly good.
We left feeling full and satisfied but not button-poppingly so.
I suggest you get off the beaten track and head to this suburban culinary haven.

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