G2/730-742 George Street
Haymarket NSW 2000
+61 2 9281 8897
I haven’t had much luck in finding decent banh mi thit (Vietnamese pork rolls) in Sydney – and our Cabramatta banh mi experience proved to be disappointing (no post, sorry). Our luck changed, however, when we came across Banh Mi K in the CBD by pure chance.
Marty and I were wandering around the city one evening, killing time before we were meant to be at Darlinghurst later that night. We were bitching about the city’s one way streets and the number of lads we spotted when lo and behold! We spotted a stall that did Vietnamese pork rolls! In the city! That opened at night!
They were doing a $3.90 classic pork roll special which I thought was pretty good, given that they normally go for $5.95. Given that their ingredients looked fresh and given that they bake their bread in-house daily, popping the bread in the oven to ensure that customers get a warm and crispy roll, I knew that these rolls wouldn’t suck.
And sure enough, they didn’t. Although Footscray’s Nhu Lan reigns supreme, I reckon these babies are great – and the best ones I’ve had in Sydney so far. We loved the taste of the pickled carrots and fresh cucumber, coriander and spring onion against the crusty warm bread, and the pate was just sublime. I guess the only negative thing I have to say was that it wasn’t a very quick wait for a roll to be prepared, at least in comparison to the super-quick service at Nhu Lan.
Regardless, we loved our pork rolls at Banh Mi K that we visited the little stall several times during our stay – we probably bought 10 rolls between us, with the bulk of it going to Marty. I would not hesitate to return to Banh Mi K the next time I’m in Sydney – unless someone can recommend another place that can make a mean pork roll.