1151 Botany Road, Mascot NSW 2020
Cheap, Tasty & Crunchy Rolls
A recent food blog about Big Georges Cafe by Here Comes The Food inspired me to try and check it out for a lazy Sunday lunch but unfortunately soon realised while driving by that it wasn't open on Sundays — I'll have to try on a Saturday next time. So my trusty backup plan for a decent bánh mì was the famous and hugely popular Hong Ha shop which makes very cheap and yummy chicken rolls and pork rolls amongst other variations.
I'm sure every bánh mì fan has tried or at least heard of this place which now franchises under the Red Roll banner in a few locations around Sydney. Their bread rolls have a great 'signature' outer shell crunch factor while still being soft inside. The tasty large springs rolls are very crispy although they are very oily too — napkins, napkins, napkins.
Unfortunately they have been served a few penalty notices earlier this year from the NSW Food Authority but this obviously hasn't kept the long lunchtime queues away and hopefully everything has been corrected back of house since then.
Where do you get your favourite bánh mì?
Pork Roll: 3 slices of pork, pate, shallots, cucumber, onion, marinated grated carrot, mayonnaise, coriander, special sauce, seasoning and chilli on a crunchy bread roll $4
Chicken Roll: Chicken breast, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, marinated grated carrot, mayonnaise, coriander, special sauce, seasoning and chilli on a crunchy bread roll $4