Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

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Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

Mango Bubble Tea $2.50

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

We also buy a Pandan waffle with small shards of coconut throughout for the princely sum of $1. It's not bad at all, moist with a mildish coconutty taste giving it a distinct taste from a regular waffle.

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

M spies a Lebanese Sweets shop and as these are some of her favourites kinds of sweets we go in. It's air conditioned to a cold fridge temperature inside and its glass display cabinets house all manner of sweet honeyed treats dusted with green ground pistachios and nuts. I choose a Baklava, not exactly adventurous but always my favourite. My husband declines a sweet as he prefers fruit to pastry and he's too busy with the Bubble Tea but we also get some deep fried cream filled syrup drenched rolls, a Eish El Boulboul (Bird's Nest) and a Burma Pistachio.

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

Baklava $1.30

I take a crunchy syrup soaked bite into the baklava and it's delicious, and despite the sweetness from the drenching in syrup it never appears _too _sweet. Even my husband likes this and tries to eat the rest of my piece (no luck!).

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

Bird's Nest $1.30 (front) and Burma Pistachio (bacK) $1.30

We try the Bird's nest, a nuttier, drier version of the Baklava which is delicious as is the Burma Pistachio with it's centre filling of fresh green pistachios. I've had both of these before many times and not been particularly excited but these are in a different league. The pastry is crisp, buttery and aromatic with the slightly caramelised syrup and fresh nuts.

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

Znoud el sit $1.30

The "spring rolls" as In calls them are of course not spring rolls but rather Znoud el sit, the deep fried filo wrapped creamy cheese filled rolls coated in syrup and sprinkled with a fine dusting of pistachios.

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

They're absolutely moreish and exactly the right amount of sweetness. Indeed S immediately requests two more for himself he is so enamoured.

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

We've most certainly had enough now and despite the fact that I want to buy a whole tray of goodies as I know the distance between here and home is so great, I resist. But I have to be pulled out of the shop...

Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets

288 Chapel Road South

Bankstown NSW 2200

Tel: +61 (02) 9796 4818

Open 7 days: 8.30am-10pm, Friday and Saturdays open until 11pm

Huong Viet

43 Bankstown City Plaza

Bankstown NSW 2200

Tel: +61 (02) 9793 9181

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown

Huong Viet and Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets, Bankstown