The Naughty Chef has gone vegetarian. A long-standing casual Vietnamese restaurant on Albion Street near Elizabeth Street that seemed to have steady business, I noticed that they’d closed down for a renovation and changeover, and now: meat be gone!
It’s all very casual. You order at the counter. The decoration is cheery but a little odd.
We had some delicious, fresh spring rolls, and a make your own pancake with corn fritters.
To follow, I had spring rolls on rice noodles. The spring rolls were delicious bits of goodness, but I don’t know why: they didn’t seem to integrate with the rest of the dish as I remember the other times I’ve had similar dishes in Vietnamese restaurants.
My pal had something squishy and tasty on top of his rice noodles.
Still, it was tasty, cheap and very generous portions, with service that makes you feel at home, if your home is a Vietnamese or Vietnamese-Australian family, but hey, they’ve got enough love for everyone.