Laotian-Australian Aaron Ratanatray brought a little piece of South-East Asia to his home turf in Prospect. He transformed this old deli into a bustling grab-and-go for pan-Asian street food in late 2016.
Sunny’s Shop has a chilled beach hut vibe, complete with dark wood walls, tropical greenery and a Balinese shop front straight out of the ’70s. Centre-stage above the counter is a menu board hand-painted by artist Tristan Kerr. Plastic stools and metal tables complete the hawker ambience outside.
But Sunny’s is more than aesthetics: Ratanatray’s mission is to recreate authentic street food that’s not a watered-down Western version. The lunchtime menu features quick items like salads, cold rolls and bánh mì, while the dinner menu provides more substantial offerings such as pad Thai, larb (spicy mincemeat salad), curries, and papaya salad. It’s available through the UberEats app.