You can find the world’s first pho-brined chicken in Sydney

Reopened restaurants have been putting their best foot forward to celebrate the fact they can welcome dine-in guests once again, and this popular Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney’s Marrickville is not holding back.

The team at the formidable Hello Auntie on Illawarra Road has created what they are claiming as the world’s first pho-brined fried chicken. It was made to celebrate World Fried Chicken Day on 6th July, but will be available for two weeks to give more people the chance to try this unique spin on fried chook.

Created by Exec. Chef Cuong Nguyen, Ga Chien Mui Pho has officially launched in store from today, 3rd July, re-imagining a classic bowl of pho as a crispy textural wonder. The 12-hour pho brined chicken is coated in crunchy pho-infused batter, and paired with a side of special pho-infused sauce, leaving nothing to chance when it comes to capturing the distinctive flavour of the signature Vietnamese dish.

Those who really want to fancy it up can fork out $100 for 1KG of pho fried chicken with a bottle of Boll & Cie Blanc de Blanc, or just go for the standard one-piece and glass of Champers for $20.

278 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville |

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.