It’s the vegetarian interpretation of Canh Chua; Vietnamese sour soup. This is a particularly home style version that is served with vermicelli rice in the soup.
Traditionally we would have the soup with rice and fried fish or another fried dish. The left over soup, we would have the next day with vermicelli noodles (bun). While you can find this soup in most Vietnamese restaurants, it’s rare to find this ‘next day’ version. So, it’s wonderful that we can cut to the chase to find a place that serves it with vermicelli.
You can see from the photo above, the wonderful thing with this dish is that there is an enormous range of vegetables as well as chilli, fried tofu and fresh basil. It’s hard to feel guilty with so many wonderfully healthy ingredients. My only complaint today is the lack of ochre and they’ve replaced bac ha (elephants ears) with celery.
|Bun cha gio|
Walter had bun cha gio, the vegetarian version of vermicelli with spring rolls, bi and topped with crushed peanuts and chives in oil. We’d eat this with a veg version of fish sauce. Again, wonderful flavours and guilt free.
With all the eating that comes with writing a Sydney food blog, it’s nice to get a fresh, tasty change. Duy Linh is my favourite dish from the best vegetarian restaurant in Sydney, in my books. I reckon it’s one of the best restaurants in Cabramatta.
Duy Linh Vegetarian
117 John St (Entry via Hill St)
This sounds so delicious. I haven't really tried much Vietnamese food, but the mixture of tofu and vegetables is making my mouth water….
Hard to describe the flavours but it's just wonderful, sweet, tart, hot… one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Sydney and one of the best restaurants in Cabramatta.
Yum, I'm completely obsessed with bun cha gio at the moment. The one above makes me hungry …
OMG i was suppose to come here yesterday. Instead my mum opted for Colours of love.
I was like Thang saids its nice. My mum goes Co .. said its bad.. i shall devour this soon.
are u goin to the moon fete tonite?
you should try the veg version foodwink.. I promise you it's great.. even the fake pork skins!
Dolly, shame.. we would have met, we were there around noon yesterday… you really should give duy linh a go
I love this time of year- it's the perfect soup weather! I recently made tortellini sausage soup, but your soup looks WAY better!
yum Katheryn, tortellini sausage soup… perfect filling and light!