In the beginning I classified The Naughty Chef in the dodgy cheap eatery category. When reputable food bloggers (hi Simon and John) started posting photos of comforting-looking bowls of Pho, I moved it to the “maybe” category. It was only when I saw a coworker ordering a chicken vegetable soup with no noodles that I decided to give it a shot.
The setup of the restaurant is, in part, what makes it dodgy. You order in one shop, your bowl is served in just a few minutes, you get your cutlery and condiments, and then walk with your tray (spilling broth all over it) two shops down, to the dining room.
I ordered the aforementioned chicken vegetable soup with no noodles and must say it was very good. Tons of vegetables, decent amount of chicken, flavourful broth.
Chicken vegetable soup ($11)
Sebastian ordered the special chicken soup, which was similar to mine, except that it came with a couple of dumplings in addition to the noodles and vegetables (and a couple of bean sprouts, which were not enough for Sebastian).
Special chicken soup ($12)
The Naughty Chef
Shop H4, Hunter Arcade, Wynyard Station
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9262 3373