Tri and Leanna Tran left Vietnam in 1980 with a dream and no little determination. They touched down in Hobart, and Tri immediately got stuck into a KFC – something he still celebrates every April 30th, the anniversary of the day that he arrived. They’ve since moved up from Tasman to Mosman in Sydney, where they offer something significantly more upmarket than the Colonel’s finest: Vietnamese cuisine of the highest order, doled out to the demanding public from their location on Military Road. Book a table at Live Love Eat by Lanna Tran and make the most of this authentic Vietnamese joint in the heart of the North Shore.
Always beautiful food. Very pricey tho- especially the prawn special on board. Staff all polite and efficient. Very noisy but atmosphere makes it all worthwhile.
It is a small friendly restaurant with fabulous food. Staff were very obliging, helping to accomodate the dietary needs of one of the people in our group.
Always a predictably great evening. Fresh ingredients that just set one's taste buds on fire! The service, the atmosphere, the location and the food are exceptional.
The story of Tri and Leanna’s arrival in Australia is a dramatic one, with escape from Vietnam evading pirates, and their success since opening up in Masman has been almost as spectacular. They’ve won countless awards for their authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and – as important to the Tran’s – built a superb reputation among the discerning diners of Sydney. They are based on Military Road – a short hop from the water at Balmoral Beach – and their menu makes them more than worth the effort of a trip out to the North Shore.
The dishes on offer at Live Love Eat by Lanna Tran in Mosman include all the usual Vietnamese favourites, but let us talk you through some of the lesser known, more authentic specialities. Chim Cut (twice-cooked quail) beef in betel leaves with duck liver and minced goat curry are just some of the specialities available down on Military Road. Add to this an array of seafood – prawns can be done in a claypot, a wok or fried with coconut and sugar snap peas – and you’re well on the way to a top-notch Vietnamese meal. All you have to do is to book a table and set sail for Live Love Eat by Lanna Tran in Mosman to enjoy one of the best Asian restaurants on the North Shore.