VietKid 64 Electric Road Tin Hau Tel 2570 9200 Grub: Vietnamese Vibe: A cheerful little restaurant decorated mostly in black and white. Traditional Vietnamese hats are the theme here, with one appearing in the logo, and another 30 or so adding colour to the walls. The staff are friendly and service is efficient. Who to take: This is a good place to come with family or friends. Tables can easily be moved around to accommodate larger groups. What's hot: There is, of course, a full compliment of pho options available - 22 in all. Apart from the familiar beef varieties, you can also enjoy your noodles with such things as lemongrass chicken wings, Vietnamese salami, pork knuckles or crab. But it is nice once in a while to give the pho a miss and explore the menu. A good way to get things going is with a plate of shredded green papaya with chicken. This is similar to the Thai som tam but without the chillies. Seasoned with garlic and crushed peanuts it is deliciously fresh and tangy - a perfect dish for a hot summer day. Snacks include chicken wings, soft shell crab and spring rolls. One particularly intriguing dish is the deep-fried prawn balls, French style. These are little balls of prawn meat fried in breadcrumbs, with a centre of melted cheese. They are served piping hot with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. They really are very good but do be careful when eating them. Even when the outside has cooled, the cheesy interior remains blisteringly hot for quite a long time. Another dish that is popular in many Vietnamese restaurants is stir-fried beef with red rice. Wonderfully tender cubes of Angus beef are stir-fried with black pepper, tomato and onions. The rice is really just a glorified fried rice - the red comes from tomato paste which, though pleasant enough, sounds more exotic than it is. Lunch sets are available but these include mainly selections from the menu with a free drink. The afternoon tea sets offer lighter versions of some of the pho choices and a small range of snacks. The usual range of soft drinks is available, along with tea and Vietnamese coffee. There are also a few coconut-based drinks, some of which have beans and jelly. What's not: The common complaint levelled at Vietnamese restaurants - lack of desserts. Cost: Most dishes are HK$45-HK$60 - two people can eat well for less than HK$200. Afternoon tea sets are HK$20-HK$36.