12 July 2011

Marrickville Pork Roll: Vietnamese, Marrickville (28 May 2010)

236a Illawarra Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Blink and you'll miss it

Possibly the smallest shop in Marrickville yet one of the busiest is this simple Pork Roll shop. Perhaps in need of a good renovation but it's old world charm attracts plenty of loyal customers who are happy to queue. Only six menu items of very cheap rolls which are filled to the brim. The Chicken Roll ($4) and Pork Roll ($3.50) are probably the most popular orders like Hong Ha Hot Bread in Mascot. If you're looking for a cheap lunch then look no further.

PROS: Very cheap, Tasty ingredients, Specialise in only a few items, Open 7 days
CONS: Long queues when lunch time, No seating, Take away only
MUST TRY: Pork Roll

Pork Roll ($3.50)

Chicken Roll ($4)

A well stocked ingredients counter

6 items on the menu at prices that will keep your wallet happy

Opening hours

Number should actually be 236a I believe

Open 7 days

Smallest shop on the block, if not Marrickville

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Lola said...

My second favourite place for pork bahn mi! My #1 place is this hot bread shop on the main street of Blacktown

John said...

The pork industry defends horrendous cruelty to animals -- factory farmers keep breeding pigs locked in two-foot-wide crates where the pigs can’t even turn around for nearly their entire lives. Eight states have passed laws against this type of animal abuse, yet groups like the National Pork Producers Council still support it.

More info at this link: http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2010/12/smithfield_pigs_121510.html

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

mmmmm i love banh mi thit. Apparently there is also a good one in maroubra!

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

But... the big question is: is it as good as Hong Ha...?

Anonymous said...

Cheap and fresh, what more do you need?

Martyna@WholesomeCook said...

I love these rolls! Haven't been to the Marrickville spot but just looking at the shrubbery-packed roll makes me salivate!
If you're stuck near the city like me, there's a spot (Phuong Vietnamese Rolls) in Hunter Connection near Wynyard that does very good rolls and they are just as cheap - the most exxy one is $4.50. I always get my fix there.

Dave said...

I can't get enough of pork rolls -love 'em! I usually go to a place around the corner on Marrickville Rd, but will give these a go next time.
They're the perfect meal - crusty French roll, multiple kinds of pork, fresh crunchy salad, a bit of coriander and a big hit of chilli... drool!

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

Not a fan of pork but could be well worth giving a salad roll a go - it's so cheap!

ash said...

Have you tried kings hot bread pork rolls in hurstville? They are the best!

Simon Leong said...

hi lola, thanks for your tip. do you have an address for them so i can add to my wishlist?

hi john, i'm not sure that's going to stop the pork rolls but it's something for everyone to be aware of

hi tina, you'll have to find out where in maroubra for me. possibly on Anzac Parade?

hi lateraleating, perhaps no queues would be good too :-)

hi martyna, thanks for the tip.

hi dave, let me know what you think if you get to try.

hi keely, salad ones are good too and perhaps better for you as well.

hi ash, thanks for the tip. is it this place http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/70/1566414/restaurant/Sydney/Kings-Hot-Bread-Hurstville i'll add to my wish list :-)

Kevin from Marrickville said...

As a local of Marrickville for over 25 years, we get our Pork rolls and bread rolls from Hong Phat Bakery, 139 Marrickville Rd. They're very generous with their fillings, and the bread rolls are the best in Marrickville. This bakery is truly a hidden gem of Marrickville.

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