If there’s one country that’s absolute heaven for food lovers, it’s Vietnam. With a French influence in many of the dishes there, the food is fragrant and full of flavour.
If you’re seriously craving that authentic fragrant and flavoursome feed, minus the travel fare, Viet-Aus Kitchen & Cafe not only lives up to authentic Southeast Asian standards, but it goes above and beyond.
Inconspicuously tucked away on West Fyans Street, just past the Latrobe Terrace junction, this little food haven is decked out in bold colours, leafy plants, minimalist furniture, and a modern Vietnamese street food menu with an Aussie twist.
This joint is perfect for grabbing a bite on the run or taking it easy on your lunch break with its plethora of mouthwatering options. You’ll find all of the classics, including fresh pho, vegetarian tofu noodle soup, fresh and vibrant Vietnamese rice paper rolls, melt-in-your-mouth homemade springrolls, and good old-fashioned Bun Bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup), just to name a few.
Our favourite though is the Banh mi – AKA the most vibrant and delicious sandwich in the world! This crunchy baguette is filled with a colourful combination of carrot, coriander, chilli, spring onion and your choice of either chicken, roast crackle pork, traditional cold sliced pork, or you can opt for a simple vegetarian fillings. It’s the perfect balance of richness, acidity, texture, freshness and spice. In short, everything you could ever want in a sandwich and that’s why Viet-Aus has quickly become our number one lunch spot!
Best of all, the whole menu is at prices that won’t have you eating Vegemite crackers for a fortnight. How does three fresh Vietnamese rice paper rolls for $7.50 sound? Or five crunchy homemade springrolls for $12? Yeah, we bloody thought so. Viet-Aus has clearly taken Vietnamese cuisine back to its roots with tasty fare that won’t break the bank or your diet.
But it’s not only pleasing foodies with its delicious flavours of Vietnam; Viet-Aus is also dishing up a number of Aussie breaky favourites. They’ve got everything from the egg and bacon roll, the sausage and egg muffin and a special kransky roll to the big breakfast, eggs benedict, and of course, a big breakfast!
There’s also a number of classic burgers to wrap your hands around and sink your teeth into. From Aussie and American, to beef, the B.L.A.T and even crispy chicken, each bun-wrapped treat is seriously a delight!
With delicious, unforgettable flavours of Vietnam and a touch of Aussie charm, you’d be mad not to lay your chopsticks down here. Happy feasting!
Viet-Aus is located 11 West Fyans Street, Newtown.