You must, at least once, eat a Vietnamese pork roll. I insist. Please put it on your foodie bucket list.
Even better if you devour it in Marrickville, Sydney, where the large Vietnamese population demands the very best version possible.
Better still, if you eat it at this particular hole-in-the-wall establishment on Illlawarra Rd. Beware though, it’s ‘Pork roll o’clock’ between midday and 2pm, so expect to join a lengthy queue.
I took the photo above at 12pm.
This one was at 1pm. The queue is even longer!
A fresh, crusty baguette is stuffed with various types of processed pork, pate, mayonnaise, cucumber, onion, coriander, chilli, spring onion, pickled carrots and daikon radish and then splashed liberally with fish sauce. Are you drooling yet?
Hubby is addicted to them, and at a measly $3.50, it’s a very cheap habit. I absolutely love them too, but I have to be in the mood because they are quite salty.
They are so popular here in Marrickville, that you see people eating them at breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the hours in between. I suspect it would be the same in other suburbs where they are available. Perhaps Cabramatta? Can anyone confirm this?
Have you eaten a Vietnamese pork roll? What did you think?