Hello Auntie, the Marrickville favourite known for its new-school Vietnamese twists and unique flavour combinations, has launched a Mexican fiesta pop-up. “Los Aunties” will be held every Saturday to celebrate the culture behind the kitchen – fusing its traditional Vietnamese flavours with the South American heritage of its staff.
For $35, diners can tuck into three tasty tacos plus an alcoholic twist on the popular Mexican sweet rice milk drink Horchata. Combining Mexican spice with the creamy sweetness of the cocktail make it the perfect pairing.
Diners can choose between the meat taco trio or the pescatarian taco trio for an extra $20. The meat trio includes Chicken Adobo with shallot oil, fried shallots, coriander and onion, BBQ pork jowl with shallot oil, crispy pork lardons, onion and coriander, and Brisket with betel leaf loaf, shallot oil, roasted peanuts and fermented pineapple. With such an array of flavourful fillings, it will just have you craving for more.
The pescatarian tacos include Barramundi with shallot oil, fried shallots, coriander and onion, Octopus with sate, shallot oil, confit garlic, roasted peanuts, coriander and onion, and Scallop (or Prawn) with cucumber and ginger aguachille, shallot oil, fried shallots, coriander and onion. All tacos are served with pickled daikon and carrot, roasted tomato salsa and lemon on the side. A great combination of flavours and so ridiculously tasty. Or shall we say, delicioso!
The included Horchata cocktail is exactly what’s needed to wash it all down. Featuring a creamy blended mix of house-fermented rice milk, cinnamon, vodka, Licor 43 and frangelico, it’s delicously sweet and can also be ordered separately as you’ll no doubt be going back for seconds and thirds.
Do stick around for dessert and try the Banh Ca Phe. This one features a decadent mix of flavours including Vietnamese ice coffee jelly, mocha brownie, honeycomb and malt cream. Trust us, it’ll be the perfect encore to the main meal.
For some Mexican with a Vietnamese spin, we recommend you check out Hello Auntie Marrickville ASAP as this lunch pop-up won’t be around forever.
Hello Auntie Marrickville
278 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville