I can't tell you the name of the place because we just call it "the chicken soup place" but its on George Street in Chinatown just around the corner from the ginseng and Chinese herb warehouse on Ultimo Road, up the from the pub on the corner.... got it? Good!
It's a very basic little place; you know the type with the laminated tables and no fancy overheads. Run by Vietnamese, the place is a hustle and bustle of Vietnamese students, families and local office workers all there for their daily fix.
The soup is made up of a beautiful clear broth with rice noodles, sweet slices of fresh onion and generous slices of tender chicken beast perched on top. It all comes accompanied by a bowl of bean shoots, Vietnamese mint and a wedge of lemon. The usual squeeze bottles of fish sauce and chilli are there too with a pot of freshly sliced chilli as well. Tea is served before you even put your bum down and your order is taken in a matter of minutes.
The best thing is this bowl of heart warming goodness only costs $9! Although, best to catch a cab from wherever you’re coming from as parking is impossible!