in Fortitude Valley

Located in the up-and-coming King St precinct, casual, contemporary Banoi stands out for its family-style Vietnamese cooking, from pillow-soft bao buns and cold noodle salads to steamed rice pancakes rolled with soy-marinated minced pork. The steamy pho (rice-noodle soup) is superb, made with perfectly chewy noodles and a complex, fragrant broth. Book ahead, especially if dining later in the week.