Le Fat

October 22, 2018

Sunday night dinner is becoming a thing and I'm not mad about it!
This was my reward for staying diligent and knocking out so many assignments post-convention.
I'd also like to mention that I desperately need to go grocery shopping so I didn't really have a choice.

Located in West Midtown Le Fat is described as a Vietnamese brasserie - so think Vietnamese food with French accents.

What I ordered:
Bun - Chilled vermicelli bowl with shrimp.
Think about pasta and a salad coming together and having a food baby! 
This had so many flavors going on at once!Tastebud overload.
I honestly didn't know what to expect when I ordered this but I'm glad I did!
They give you a good amount of shrimp and this meal is pretty filling by itself. 
I could honestly eat this on a regular basis!
Lots of yummy pickled vegetables! (good for gut health)
It was a cold Sunday evening so I was concerned that I ordered a cold meal but it was still very tasty.
I'm not sure what the contents of the spring rolls were but these were packed with flavor! On the menu it's simply described as "crispy roll".
I had never had Vermicelli until eating at Le Fat. It's just regular old noodles with a fancy name!
Proud moment: I managed to eat this whole meal with chopsticks!!!

My drink of choice: Momo
My waitress + barista Stephanie is/was actually an artist. I told her my usual spiel: "I like my drinks to taste like juice," and she told that I should go with Momo or Lychi-chi.
This tasted like slightly carbonated orange soda. I really liked it! Wasn't strong at all but you could still tell it was an alcoholic beverage!

The drink menu!

The pork belly bao - this was a cute little appetizer and the kitchen ended up accidentally making 2 of these for me. The carrots and jalapeno were a nice touch and the pork belly was very tender. The only thing I didn't like was how much fat was on the pork belly. I couldn't really enjoy this without opening it up and scraping off the excess fat. I probably won't order these again but it was interesting to try.

The full spread!

I wasn't sure what to do with the sauce to the right so I ended up dipping the spring rolls in it and drizzling the remainder on my bowl. If I had to describe it I'd say it was a mild citrus vinaigrette.

My only complaint: I hate when the tips/tails of shrimp are left on. There's meat in there and I prefer to look civilized when I eat.

Overall, I really loved trying a new restaurant! It was a great experience and a nice study break! I'll definitely return in the future!

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