****This is a back-dated post. We went to Cabramatta on 20 Feb 2010.*******
Last Saturday, my two gfs and I took a trip south-west of Sydney to Cabramatta, aka 'little Vietnam'. Cabramatta is an Asian food capital in that part of Sydney. There are many restaurants, mainly serving Vietnamese cuisines, as well as shops selling Asian groceries and many other Asian items. It was a busy weekend in Cabramatta with Chinese New Year celebrations - lion dances at every corner. I counted there were probably 2-3 lion dance troupes moving around the precinct performing and 'blessing' many shops and their owners bringing them good luck and prosperity for the new year. It was loud, noisy, busy and colourful. As soon as we arrived at the train station, we made our way to the restaurant, recommended by J's friend - Bao Truong. The restaurant was full with people, even though it was not lunchtime yet. I only remembered to take a few food pics as I was so keen to eat that I forgot to take pics of some of the food.
After our meal, we walked around the shopping precinct, checking out the variety of stores, many selling CNY things. As I walked around the area, I felt like I was walking around KL's Petaling Street (Chinatown) area. It was an interesting day, many thanks to J for taking us there.