After a fairly terrible day out fishing out at Mornington Pier (think lots of cold wind and rain, with no fish to reward our misery), I was happy to head into a warm restaurant in Springvale on the road home M's family.
I went into Thanh Dat with no pre-conceptions, but I found out later that it had a terrible rating on Urbanspoon, but I'm not sure it warrants it.
While the food was by no means unique or particularly delicious, it wasn't inedible, as the rating would suggest. None of the dishes were particularly memorable, for good or for bad, and as is usually the case with these type of dinners, I don't even get a chance to glance at the menu but I'll try to identify these dishes for you nevertheless.
A pretty easy one to start off though, Special Fried Rice.
|Special Fried Rice|
If there's one thing that this restaurant is good at, it's speed, and dishes come out extremely fast. Chicken, pork, beef and seafood dishes arrived at the table in quick succession, and were all reasonable although fairly uninspiring.
|Crumbed Chicken and Rice|
|Mystery Dish & Pork Chops in the Background|
|Beeft and Choy Sum|
A dish of greens rounded out the meal, but once again, the same ambivalence applied.
22/268-274 Springvale Road, Springvale