It has been well documented how us Sydney-siders will search for good tasting food which offers value. One of the trending options is Banh Mi at the moment. I am lucky enough to live close to a few of the popular outlets, which are regarded as being the best pork rolls near the CBD. I have put together a list of what seem to be collectively the favourites.
I did try quite a few when I was away in Vietnam (North to South) but I do think the local ones here in Sydney are just as good with our local produce being of such a high standard. Also the local Vietnamese contingent seems to keep the recipe as close to the real thing as they can in Sydney.
Some of the recent news coverage in Sydney: Good Food Newspaper Banh Mi Mania.
And the inspiration for the story was drawn from Noodlieshunt for the best Banh Mi.
Whilst I wish I had the time to venture out and try every Banh Mi outlet in Sydney, I just don’t have the time. Also, I live close to the city so Cabramatta (where reportedly the best are sold) is an pretty big adventure for me. I have put together a list of the ones I think are worth visiting close to the city.
On the list to visit:
Cherry Lane Bakery, Chatswood
Hong Ha, Mascot
Little Devil, Broadway
Great Aunty Three, Enmore
I have already visited:
Sweet Delight Bakery, Chatswood
Marrickville Pork Roll, Marrickville
Phuong Special Vietnamese, Haymarket
Sydney Pork Roll, CBD
Vina Bakehouse, Chatswood
My favourite at the moment: Phuong, Hunter Connection Food Court, Wynyard Station in Sydney.
Right in the heart of the city, this family run business is so busy during lunchtime it is a no brainer that people are willing to wait for the best when it comes to their pork roll. Whilst I haven’t tried the other ones in the centre I do think this is the best due to the overwhelming crowds.
The bread is fresh, crusty and not too doughy. As they all use seasoning sauce the trick is to get the combination of flavours which a nice taste without it being too salty. The chilli is very hot which I think adds another flavour to the roll.
The chicken roll is equally as tasty. The traditional Pork Roll is $4 and the Chicken roll is $4.50. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.