Inner West Sydney locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic Southeast Asian food, whether from a swanky restaurant or from a hole in the wall pork roll kiosk. Those in the know are probably familiar with Yen For Viet on Marrickville. Well, here’s that delicious sister’s brother, or rather brothers. Nguyen Brothers occupies one of those fantastically repurposed ex-industrial/commercial spaces down Alexandra’s Fountain Street, and they’ve done a great job furnishing the place so you feel at home but can focus on the reason you’re here – the mouthwatering, delicately-flavoured Vietnamese cuisine on offer.
Book for brunch or lunch and try signature dishes like the Nguyen’s famous Vietnamese rolls or perfectly-balanced pho. Bring on the crispy Vietnamese pancakes to begin dinner before attacking caramelised claypot fish, pork belly slow-cooked in fresh coconut juice with a son-in-law egg – a fried boiled egg that’s a staple delicacy in every Thai and Vietnamese kitchen.