It was clear to me, just from a quick glance, that this restaurant had the right concept for the right location. Right next to the immensely popular Chat Thai in what was once a grocery store that unusually sold Latin American ingredients, Great Aunty Three opened with an ironic, modern wink to Sydney, serving traditional Vietnamese street food, but with a modern twist.
From a Cantonese family, I had many great-aunties, and there were so many family members, they were often numbered (though luckily our family was modern enough that there wasn’t wife one, wife two and wife three). Great Aunty Three may be the third aunt, but is smartly serving up the classics: pho, sandwiches, and rice bowls.
I opted for a pork belly noodle bowl, and with the fresh herbs, various sauces, soft, melting pork… I found it a perfect combination of texture and taste. Really: quite good. I can’t think of any room for improvement. A delicious, simple, well-presented lunch dish.