|Grilled lemongrass Vietnamese pork sausages at Madame Nhu, Campbell Street, Surry Hills|
Despite an extensive pho noodle soup offering, of which I'll have to try next time, we elected a few lighter options like the Vietnamese pork sausages from the snacks menu.
The skewered portions of the sweet, porky sausage highlighted with fragrant lemongrass flavours would make for a great bar snack, wrapped in leaves of butter lettuce and dipped into the sweet nuoc mam style sauce with chilli.
|Fruit soda (left) and young coconut juice (right)|
The latter was a sweetened drink but so delightfully true to coconut flavour otherwise, unlike most commercial brands of coconut water.
|Silken tofu with Sichuan pepper salt and chilli|
|Grilled Hội An-style squid papaya salad, five-spice soy dressing|
Madame Nhu doesn't mess about for a quick Vietnamese bite. There's a modern, if not Westernised, touch to the food and menu, but it is Surry Hills after all, and I think the more quick, easy and reliable places around here, the better.