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Chow! A Taste of South East Asia

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PHO
The soup that feeds a nation, delicate yet complex our broth is cooked for 8 hours. Pronounced ''Fur" but we don't mind if you call "Fo''
Tender Beef Pho
15
Shredded Chicken Pho
15
Vegetable Pho
15
LAKSA
Many a mile is travelled in Darwin for a great Laksa. Malay curry noodle soup, egg noodle, rice noodle, tofu puffs, sprouts & shallots. Laksa can be made Vegan and /or Gluten Free
Chicken
16
Chicken & Prawn
17
Roast Duck
19
Vegetables
16
OTHER ASIAN SOUPS
Rice Noodle Soup
Rice noodles, chicken broth from the popular My Tho province with prawns, minced pork, sprouts, herbs & a quail egg.Served your choice of Wet or Dry soup on the side
16
Egg Noodle Soup
Chicken broth and silken egg noodles with handmade pork wontons & BBQ pork
16
BANH MI
Vietnamese baguette with traditional paté, mayo, daikon & carrot pickle, cucumber, chili soy and local coriander. Add Fries to your Banh Mi $5 / Double Dip with a Baby Laksa or Beef Pho Broth $4
Traditional Pork Belly
10
Char Grilled Chicken
10
Marinated Beef
10
Vegetarian
10
SPRING ROLLS
Four crispy rolls per serve with fresh lettuce cup wraps & nuoc cham
Traditional*
with pork & prawn
9
Vegetarian
with sautéed vegetables in fine pastry
9
Green Rice Flake*
with calamari, prawn & pork
9
RICE PAPER ROLLS
Two fresh rolls of cucumber, mint, vermicelli, herbs, hoisin & peanut dipping sauce
Saigon Summer Roll*
with pork & prawn
9
Chicken
with sliced lemongrass chicken
9
Vegetarian
with marinated tofu
9
SALADS
No Carb Chicken Salad
With shredded cabbage, carrot, cucumber, mint & peanuts
17
Green Paw Paw Salad
With pork & prawn*, chili & roast peanuts (served mild)
19
Grilled Beef Salad
With wok tossed beef, shredded cabbage, carrot, nuts & herbs
18
Vegetarian Salad
With tofu puffs, shredded cabbage, cucumber, carrot, mint, nuts & herbs
16
BUN CHA
Bun Cha
"A marvelous dish to enjoy alone or as a big group. You can find it on every street corner in Hanoi or in the central markets in Ho Chi Minh" Grilled marinated pork, fresh herbs, pickles & a generous serve of rice vermicelli
per person17
Add a Traditional Accompaniment of Spring Rolls (Per Person)3
SMALL PLATES
Bo La Lop
Marinated beef wrapped in local betel leaf served on top of rice noodle cakes with crushed peanuts
10
Spicy Salt Chicken Wings
With Sriracha mayo
4 Pieces10
Spicy Salt Squid*
Lightly seasoned & flash fried, served with chili onion relish and sriracha mayo
10
PLATES
Pad Thai Noodles
With rice noodles, chicken & prawn, bean sprout, peanuts and lime
18
Vegetarian Pad Thai Noodles
With rice noodles, tofu,broccoli, carrots, celery, cabbage, peanuts & lime
17
Chargrilled Lemongrass Chicken
With rice, tomato, cucumber slices & pickled vegetables
18
Korma of Braised Lamb
With jasmine rice & local mango chutney (contains nuts)
19
Vietnamese Savoury Crepe
Pork, prawns, bean sprout in a crisp pancake with traditional accompaniments of lettuce cups, fresh herbs & pickled vegetables
19
Vegetarian Vietnamese Savoury Crepe
Tofu, carrot, mushrooms, bean sprout in a crisp pancake with traditional accompaniments of lettuce cups, fresh herbs & pickled vegetables
18
Nasi Goreng
Malay spicy fried rice wi shrimp, sambal &fried egg
17
Special Fried Rice
With shrimp, Lup Cheong sausage & bbq pork
17
About
A taste of South East Asia with a focus on fresh, local produce. Think big steaming bowls of pho & laska's, whole coconuts, bubble teas cocktails, Asian beers, sake bombs, fresh colorful dishes, healthy and tasty, lighthearted and most of all FUN!
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

My partner wanted to try the tender beef pho at Chow, so we went there for dinner on a hot Sunday evening. We ordered the traditional spring rolls and fried chicken to start with. I had the duck laksa. Finally had the banana and chocolate...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family night out...food choices were very good, service was very good. Would visit again. Laksa was very nice along with the pork pancakes.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Tony K
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Tony Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We love you enjoyed dining with us and appreciate your feedback of our food and service. We hope to see you at Chow again soon. Kind Regards Grace Food & Beverage...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Consensus around table was entrees were yummo but the mains were hit and miss. Pad Thai isn’t traditional which was disappointing, why change a winner? Would definitely go back and just order multiple entrees. Gluten free options.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Katykt
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Katykt Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear the group enjoyed the entrees and appreciate your feedback. Our Pad Thai is made using our chefs traditional Vietnamese recipe, we hope you mentioned it to our staff...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Asian restaurant was packed when we arrived at 6:30pm on a Sunday evening yet the service and food delivery was excellent. My wife had the chicken Laksa whilst I had beef and mushroom stir fry. All dishes were Spicey and superbly cooked. Wine was...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Ozziemovers
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ozziemovers Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! We love to hear you enjoyed dining with us and appreciate your feedback of our food, drinks and service. We certainly are a popular place for these reasons, so we recommend to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Chow many times as a couple and also with groups and Chow never disappoints. The food has been amazing every time - it's wise to book a table even in the middle of the wet season. Great wine list and cocktails....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Trish H
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Trish Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We love that you love dining with us and appreciate your feedback of our food, drinks and service. We hope to welcome you at Chow again soon :) Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 5 adults and a toddler. We were sat outside under the roof and it was stifling hot! The fans were on but there was no relief from the heat under there at all. We had to keep asking for jugs...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Kiera1984
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kiera Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I do agree the heat now in Darwin is challenging and can be uncomfortable during the wet season. You will be glad to hear we are currently looking into installing a few...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for lunch and dinner!!! We go at least once a fortnight for lunch. Great staff, service and menu.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank CM1328
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi CM1328 Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! We love that you regularly love dining with us for lunch and dinner services and we appreciate your feedback of our food, drinks and service. We hope to see you at Chow...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times in the past few years and you can always count on it to be a pretty good feed. My favourite is the pho or bun bowls. Good reliable South East Asian restaurant for Darwin standards.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 49madeleinej
Chowdarwin2014, Food & Beverage Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Madeleine Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! We love that you have been a regular customer of Chow's for many years and we appreciate your feedback of our food and service. Our Pho and Bun Bowls are definitely popular...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly smiling service, just had to try the Beef Pho wow great flavours and huge serve at a great price. Very nice no frills food and service.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Wolfgang S
Chowdarwin2014, Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Wolfgang, Thank you for taking your time to leaving us a great feedback. Your review is very accurate with what we aim for- friendly and no frills- We wants to bring to our customers not only good foods, service but also good vibe...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire experience was disappointing. We had to constantly wave down staff to get anything from drinks to extra napkins. The staff did not know their own menu. I asked a few ingredient questions such as was a meat item grilled and the server had...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank WorldwideRover007
Chowdarwin2014, Manager at Chow! A Taste of South East Asia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear WorldwideRover007, Thank you for taking your time to remember leave us a review from your visit in September. :) We are saddened to hear that you didn't had an experience which is not quite in line with what we are working so hard to...More

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