I absolutely adore Vietnamese food and when there’s a new boy in Brunswick that just opened two months ago, I couldn’t resist. O’Kane Vietnamese Restaurant serves up a variety of food from Vietnamese to Thai to Malaysian dishes which was a touch strange since it states that it’s a Vietnamese restaurant. Anywho, moving along, when you step inside you get hit in the face with a great ambiance, friendly staff and quick service.
Vietnamese ice coffee is the bomb if you get a real good one. Condensed milk, drip coffee plus ice, you have no idea what’s about to hit you. The Vietnamese ice coffee here was unfortunately not super strong and was quite diluted.
Vietnamese Ice Coffee
To start off the night we got pork skewers and combo spring rolls. The pork skewers had great flavour but were a touch on the dry side. The side salad that comes with it was so refreshing. The springrolls were super crunchy but they didn’t have a lot of filling in them which was a shame.
Pork skewers – $10.90 Combination Spring Rolls – $8.90
I wanted Ms Traveller to try the beef in betal leaves and nem nuong since they were very traditional Vietnamese food. Ms Traveller absolutely loved the beef in betal leaves. It was not dry at all, but had a nice charred crispness to it. The nem nuong was unfortunately dry and needed more fatty content in it.
Beef in Betal Leaves – $10.90
Vietnamese Nem Nuong – $10.90
The Vietnamese shaking beef was so juicy and tender and my gosh the flavour was awesome. It definitely reminded me of mumsy’s bear. My favourite dish of the night was the wok-tossed silken tofu. It was so silky and smooth on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. The veggies were crispy and crunchy and oh so good. I was never a fan of tofu but this definitely changed my feelings for tofu. Definitely a recommended dish.
Vietnamese Shaking Beef – $18.90 Wok Tossed Silken Tofu – $18.90
To finish off the night we had grilled banana in sticky rice. The sticky rice was thick but the grilled banana was delish! The overall dish was a touch dry and needed a lot more coconut cream to balance it out. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of this dessert.
Grilled Banana in Sticky Rice – $6.90
Served with coconut cream, sesame & almond flakes
O’kane took us by surprise and we would definitely recommend the silken tofu, shaking beef and the beef in betal leaves. The staff was so friendly and you can definitely tell that the food is cooked with their heart.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by O’kane Vietnamese Restaurant and all opinions expressed are my own.