Vietnamese food is fresh, tasty and pretty darn nutritious when it comes down to it, and the food offering at Xeom Viet Street Food on Smith Street is no different. Located in Melbourne's Collingwood suburb, the emphasis at Xeom is set firmly on flavour, freshness and excellent, locally sourced ingredients – you can taste it in every single, tantalising mouthful you eat. Whether you fancy a bowl of fragrant, comforting pho (made using grandma’s original stock recipe of course), a big bahn mi filled with lemongrass chicken or caramelized pork belly with fried rice, you will be sure to love the food on offer Xeom. Also, no worries if you are gluten free, veggie or vegan because the menu at Xeom Street Food will have options that suit, so go ahead and book a table now!
Overall, really lovely food. We had the veggie spring rolls, chicken skewers, veggie coleslaw, dumplings, and then for mains, veggie flat rice noodles, beef flat rice noodles, and the chicken vermicelli and spring roll dish. Overall it was all very tasty, the only comment would be that the sauce on the flat rice noodles was a bit sweet. Otherwise the spring rolls were hot and crunchy, the slaw tasted very nice with a nice fish sauce and mint dressing, the dumplings were yum. We were very full by the end of them meal. Service was great, all together a lovely experience.
The service here is really friendly and the food was delicious. This is the second time we have been here and this time we took our vegetarian friends with us and they really enjoyed their meals as well. Highly recommend it. PS. For those who enjoy making their own Vietnamese filtered coffee at home they also have the ground coffee for sale at a very reasonable price. It is cash only payment, but certainly not a big deal.
Xeom is our local go-to for a quick, inexpensive and reliable family catch up dinner. It consistently delivers, is great tasting, down to earth and tasty. The vermicelli noodle salad is a must!