16 May, 2010

Sunday in My City: Cabramatta

Lunch is special on Sunday. As winter approaches one of my favourite places to go for lunch is Cabramatta. Cabramatta is a suburb of Sydney with a large Vietnamese community and you can get the best Phở (beef noodle soup) this side of Ho Chi Minh City.

Cabramatta has a image problem. It was once an area with a reputation for drug related crime but I don't often see any indication that this is still a problem.  Over the years the migrant population have prospered and I feel a sense of progress when I visit the area now. 
Freedom Plaza
Lion standing guard outside freedom plaza.

My lunch.  I'm not much of a food stylist so please forgive the limp basil poking out the top.
Birds Eye Chillies
These chillies could kill a horse.
Sunday in My City hosted by Unknown Mami is the place to go to visit Sunday around the world.


  1. These images are realy hot!! well done Vicky, very informative stuff and pictures! Thanks for visiting samos too :) My regards to the samian community :))

  2. Oh wow your lunch looks amazing! I jsut love the lion statue!

  3. Love your photos and now I'm so hungry time for a quick lunch. Happy Sunday!

  4. Your photos are so vibrant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing - I'm here from SIMC.

  5. Your soup looks so wonderful I can almost smell it. Yum!
    Happy SMIC from Los Angeles,

  6. You have soup here and I have shusi...
    Those chillies look great but to eat - hot, hot, HOT! :)

    Happy SIMC from Casa, Morocco!


  7. I'm impressed that you knew it was basil - limp or otherwise! I'll think of you each time I drive by Cabramatta on our occasional trips to the Big Smoke.

  8. Your pictures are gorgeous. I could totally go for some of that soup right this instant!

  9. Oh, those chiles look delicious - the hotter the better for me.

  10. Hey - I have given your "original blog post" a plug on DFF as my read of the week. I "borrowed" your profile picture to advertise it. Hope that is ok? Let me know if you would prefer I use a different picture :)

  11. Yum! I think photographing food is very difficult without doctoring it up so that it is inedible, so well done.

    The shot of the chillies is amazing!

  12. Hey Leanne! I love being your original blog post for this week. Thanks! The profile pic is ok. I hate having my photo taken and I always manage a dorky expression.

    I'm in a bit of a blogging hole at the moment. I'm in the middle of the assignment from hell.