Tan Viet Noodle House, Canley Heights
There are a few constants in life: taxes, death and fried chicken. Tan Viet is an evergreen favourite among locals and Sydney siders seeking to quench their famished souls. As their rooster logo suggests, their crowing glory is their signature chicken with skin fried to a golden glass-like crunch that yields juicy meat beneath. It’s the Vietnamese take on KFC.
For first timers, order the ‘Mi Ga Don Kho’ which features the crispy chicken with egg noodles and chicken soup on the side. Not to mention, the wait staff will be impressed with your Vietnamese prowess.
Aside from the crispy skin chicken series, the menu is relatively concise by Vietnamese restaurant standards which typically try to offer an encyclopaedia rivalling range of dishes on their menu. Tan Viet is focussed and their customers don’t seem to mind because it’s reliable and consistent. Can’t say the same about taxes and death though.