If you’re from elsewhere in the world, Cabramatta is known to Sydneysiders and most Aussies as the Vietnamese capital of Australia. Cabra as it’s known, is home to Australia’s largest Vietnamese community, and is a bustling suburb that’s jam packed with restaurants, Vietnamese grocers, butchers and other food-related gems.
We hopped on a train leaving the city on a hot, sticky Sydney day and visited a few of the main streets in Cabramatta.
Though I was struck with the inevitable urge to ask, “are we there yet?!“, it was well worth the hour long journey there and back!
Here’s some highlights … most of them edible!
Icy cold jasmine tea. So refreshing. Even better when it’s complimentary!
Vietnamese coffee. Thick. Dark. So so good.
TFP’s jackfruit smoothie
Crispy chicken with egg noodles. A personal favourite.
Pork chop broken rice
Oh yes, this is where we enjoyed that beautiful looking lunch – Phu Quoc Restaurant on the corner of John and Hill Streets.
Read about our other food adventures in Sydney
- Sydney day 1: BBQ King, Haymarket
- Sydney day 1: Via del Corso, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 1: Spiedo Bar and Restaurant, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 2: Bills, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 2: Becasse Bakery, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 2: Cafe Ish, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 2: Emperor’s Puffs, Chinatown
- Sydney day 2: Chat Thai, Haymarket
- Sydney day 3: Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 3: Cafe Cre Asion, Sydney CBD
- Sydney day 3: Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine, Concord
- Sydney day 4: The Rocks Cafe, The Rocks
- Sydney day 4: Din Tai Fung, World Square
- Sydney day 4: The Star, Pyrmont
- Sydney day 4: Sydney Madang, Sydney CBD
- Sydney day 5: Izakaya Fujiyama, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 5: Barby’s Bakery, Paddy’s Markets, Haymarket