Right next to John Street Square light rail station, among a number of Southeast Asian eateries, is a fresh new face on Sydney’s Vietnamese restaurant scene, run by two bright young things with a passion for cookery. Stepping into D & T’s Kitchen – or taking a seat outside for al fresco dining – you’re treated to the kind of hospitality you’d expect at a comrade’s home. Find D & T’s Kitchen at Pyrmont’s Harris Street (or from the pedestrian footpath linking John Street and Harvey).
Perhaps the most popular offer at D & T’s Kitchen its duo of lunchtime specials. Choose from range of authentic Vietnamese dishes for under a tenner, or get an even cheaper baguette roll for a proper express Indochinese bit to eat. And, good for Sydney’s health nuts to know, none of the options here contain MSG – this is one Pyrmont restaurant among the clutch above John Street Square station committed to keeping it au naturel. Not only does D & T’s Kitchen refuse to use artificial additives, but they also use only the freshest ingredients in order to best represent the reputation for unadulterated, delicate flavours that Vietnamese food is famous for.
As for D & T’s Kitchen’s a la carte menu – it’s extensive (numbered for your convenience!) and packed with firm favourites from Vietnam and house specialties that are sure to pique the interest of Southeast Asian food fans in Pyrmont. Try the fried tofu with plum or peanut sauce, or the house fish cakes to begin, alongside a classic green papaya salad with coconut rice. There are fried rice, miniature stir-fries and noodle soups in abundance here, but ts chef’s specials like the shaking wok-tossed veal beef, the grandma noodle, and the explosive egg that really makes this Sydney Vietnamese restaurant pop. Find D & T’s Kitchen right by the station, or come in by foot from Harris Street