Ăn Viet, which literally means to “Eat Viet”, is a casual dining restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese food.
Apparently the first outlet is at The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City which opened on 11 November 2015. While the second outlet is at Sunway Pyramid which has a bigger dining area.
Mid Valley has been my favorite shopping mall, hence I visited their outlet here. I often see crowd when it comes to peak hour ; especially during lunch and dinner period. I tried to be earlier yet it was full house. I gave my name and number of guest to the staff, as I was told to come back in half an hour time. Making use of the waiting time, lets go for grocery shopping at Jaya Grocer which is just few doors away.
At An Viet, their motto is to Minimise Global Food Wastage and at the same time for each person who finishes his or her entire meal, Ăn Viet will set aside RM0.10 for Food Aid Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that collects and distributes food to those in need.
I really like their move! Eat what you can. Eat for good cause.
Their food menu comprised of appetizer, rice and noodles. Quite a varieties too.
Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Condensed Milk (CÀ PHÊ SỮA) – RM8.90 (Cold)
If you like Vietnamese Coffee, you should give this a try. Its quite rich and aromatic.
Lemongrass & Ginger Drink (XẢ GỪNG) – RM7.90 (Hot)
This drink is available in jug as well as cold too. If you are not a lemongrass person, you may find this drink too strong of lemongrass. Otherwise its a healthy drink.
Grilled Rice Paper with Minced Pork (BÁNH TRÁNG NƯỚNG) – RM9.90
This is like a savory pancake with very thin and crispy crust. Filled with minced pork and it has a lil spiciness in it. It was grilled. Thus its not so oily.
For the main dish, it comes in ala-carte and sets.
We went along with set menu, which I thought its value for money. The set menu comes with rice/noodle + Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll + Clam in Coconut Broth (for single serving)
Claypot Fish & Pork Belly with Caramel Sauce (CÁ KHO TỘ) – RM21.90/set
Gravy taste was nice, so does the pork belly. But I dislike the fish because it has plenty of bones.
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken (GÀ NƯỚNG XẢ ỚT) – RM19.90/set
The were 2 big slabs of chicken meat skewed in lemongrass and put to grill. The chicken meat was nicely grilled and well marinated.
I like both the side dishes that comes in the set menu.
Clam in Coconut Broth, tasted light and appetizing. Because of the sourish and spicy after taste.
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll, filling is very fresh and crunchy wrapped with thin translucent rice paper.
I want this! (car) I want that! (aeroplane). Kids were thrilled when they saw the kids menu offered here.
AEROPLANE – Set comes with Chicken Wing, Fried Spring Roll, Fried Egg, Prawn cracker, Rice and a Vitagen drink.
SPORT CAR – Set comes with Pork Chop, Fried Spring Roll, Braised Egg, Prawn cracker, Rice and a Vitagen drink.
Actually I was quite pleased that they actually served kids set here. They served it in attractive way. The food portion is quite big for kid. Moreover the price is just RM14.80.
Most of the dishes here uses Fish sauce. If you love to cook and would like to get a bottle of this good quality Vietnam Fish sauce, you can purchase it here too. At price of ±RM25 (sorry, I’ve forgotten the exact price).
Verdict : Apart from the crowded and busy ambiance, I do feel that the food here is quite good. There were many other dishes that I wish to try out someday.
LG203B, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2201 1181
Operation Hours: 11am-10pm
Website : www.anviet.com.my
*solely based on writer's own opinion*