Behold, the glorious and delicious precinct boasting oodles of noodles (we had to), pho, curries and super juicy, super crispy chicken. We know, it’s hard living within reach of another soul-comforting heaven on earth type foodie realm that puts you in constant drool-mode. But someone’s got to do it.
And just on the down-low, Cabramatta is Sydney’s south-west gem packed with all the tasty stuff so we suggest you wear some hella good walking shoes when you hit up these streets. You know, to walk off all those calories while you walk yourself to the next epic eatery.
Sydney, here’s everything you need to eat in Cabramatta.
Pho Tau Bay
Can we take a moment to thank the pho lords for Pho Tau Bay? Hands down one of the ultimate places to land comfort food in the way of vietnamese soup and rice noodle soup in mass serving sizes. P.S. the rice vermicelli with grilled pork meatballs—do it.
When in Cabramatta, you’ll want to check this bad boy off your list STAT. Because making your belly wait to try the veal and pork meatballs braised in mama Goca’s special sauce and creamy mash is just downright cruel. Madera Kafe is the little nook with a big take on Balkan eats. Plus the drinks menu is a beaut (we’re looking at you pretty mojitos).
Viet Hoa Oyster Bar & Kitchen
Here, it’s all about the Asian-fusion feeds with an oyster and sashimi bar on the side, and yes, it’s everything you want it to be. Because what’s life without the balance of loaded fries and aburi scallops?
It’s a bamboo box party at Vinh Phat and we’re totally cool with that. Expect to live a little with fish maws, chicken feet and pigs intestines (because #yolo). Plus, the crew does a mean yum cha but you’ll want to scoot in early to skip the ques.
You’ll score the real deal when it comes to scoffing down Vietnamese eats at Viet Trung. Do yourself a favour and get on the udon crab noodle soup because you deserve clear noodle perfection (the type you can slurp on all day errydayy).
Our mates at John Belvedere know how to do a burger stack the right way. If you’re craving a finger-lickin’ good bun of the Gods, well that’s exactly what’s on offer here. Plus if you’re in need of a pick-me-up (only always), these guys also do Vietnamese drip coffee and duh, it’s amazing.
Tan Viet Noodle House
Are you even surprised? The Tan Viet Noodle House is a total establishment around these parts. There’s no doubt you’ve already heard about their crispy skin chicken with egg noodles and guys, there’s one bloody good reason for that—it’s epic in all foodie senses. If you’ve got a hankering for juicy chicken, this place is your jam.
Battambang Restaurant II
Truth is, a foodie safari to Battambang is way cheaper than a flight to Cambodia. You know, because we’re all about that #budget life. This eatery is serving up some serious nose-to-tail feeds which will bring you all sorts of soul comfort—but especially the yellow fish noodle soup.
Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant
A feed to end all other feeds is the general go here at Iron Chef and just so you know, they’re doing a pretty good job of it. The roast duck is a tenderness like nothing else, the fried eel in salted duck yolk is what we’ve been missing all our lives and they obvs nail your staple pork buns too.
The Usual Cafe
The Usual Cafe is just tricking when they say they serve up your usual eats. Instead, think next level and then a little more. Sure, they have your hearty breakfast options covered but there is nothing average about their Turkish delight latte and rose pistachio mille crepe. This shiz is out of this world. And don’t even get us started on the hotcakes.
For pretty feeds, tasty treats and a bloody good cuppa, Espresso Warriors is your one-stop shop. Just a heads up—these peeps brought us the #tokyoeggette so you know they know what’s up. Plus, you’ll want to cross their taro lattes and bread and butter pudding French toast (yep that’s one dish) off your list.
What The Fudge
This is basically the only place you need to hit up to get your sugar fix. Nothing is done lightly at What The Fudge so you’re guaranteed to fall into a sugar-induced coma at some point and we’re totally okay with that. Go ape on the banana split topped with Belgian choc, salted caramel, vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream. Go on, you know you want to.
District 8: Cabra-Vale Diggers
Take note of the massive food hub that has taken Cabramatta by storm. If there’s a gem that’ll conquer cravings of all sorts, we’d bet our bottom dollar it’s here. Trust us, there’s no shortage of dumplings, baked goods, jellyfish salad or beef massaman curry here. It’s divided into districts and you can navigate your hungry-selves around by wandering down little lanes and alleyways.
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