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Ngon

A neighbourhood Vietnamese restaurant serving up duck curries, pho and golden custard buns.
By Stephanie Monteith
May 10, 2021
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By Stephanie Monteith
May 10, 2021
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Ngon means delicious in Vietnamese. And trust us, the neon sign in the window of this Paddo cafe isn't using hyperbole. Traditional Vietnamese flavours with a fresh twist have made this family-owned eatery a favourite with locals.

The Nguyen brothers serve up core classics like pho with eight-hour bone broth and bun cha noodle platters alongside innovative dishes such as Vietnamese iced coffee panna cotta and young rice coated prawn with turmeric mayo.

It has weekly show-stopping special dishes, too — sometimes cooked by the owners' mum — including xiu mai meatballs, spicy green papaya salad with pork belly or pipis with holy basil, chilli and lemongrass. 

It's all about celebrating the flavours of Vietnam — fresh herbs, vibrant chilli, sweet nuoc cham — paired with local produce, and a sizeable drinks menu of house cocktails, Australian wines, cold beers and homemade sodas at this family-run venue.

 

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