It's a head turning price rewind. We haven't seen these prices since two decades ago.
The sign is make-shift but it's not a misprint or a special promotion. The owner has guaranteed this price is here to stay. And what a price! A couple of coins is all it takes to walk away with that Vietnamese classic street food, banh mi thit. Noodlies, Sydney food blog has long had a fascination for pork rolls, a satisfying feed with a surprisingly complex taste made up of over 10 ingredients.
Pay attention folks while your roll is made in front of you in typical street food style (though in a fancy restaurant, they might call it an open kitchen). That freshly baked roll (if you're lucky it'd be warm), three types of meat, mushy pate, creamy mayo, pickled carrots and radish, cucumber thinly sliced lengthwise, spring onion, chilli and soy sauce.
Yup, you get a lot in a pork roll for fewer coins
than your morning flat white.
But that's not all folks. $2.50 is the price for all rolls: pork, shredded chicken, sieu mai (meat balls). Take your pick folks, it's all one ridiculous, bargain basement price.
Today, World War II has erupted. Daily Delicious Bakery is the latest to join this war, this upstart opened with $2 pork rolls that created Hong Ha-esque lines. But the owner admits he couldn't keep that price up. Today, and going forward, Daily Delicious will sell rolls for $2.50 - Australia's cheapest Vietnamese pork rolls, or chicken rolls, or sieu mai rolls. Not giving in other bakeries are joining the war; with $2.80 pork rolls or 4 for $10.
I came without expectations. What do you expect for $2.50?! I left pleasantly pleased.
The bread is baked on the premises, the crust doesn't rip up your gums, but it's still firm and brittle.
Inside there's a pillowy softness that's easy to love. And the filling include all the standard meats, pickled carrot etc - there's nothing missing. Mine was light on the pate, but I feel like spoilt brat pointing this out.
Let's remember, it's probably half the price of your chicken and mayo sandwich. Folks, the pork roll price war is well and truly on. And the winner is you. Time for you to come on down to Cabramatta and pick your favourite.
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Beecroft NSW 2119
Tel: 02 9484 5000
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Dural NSW 2158
Tel: 02 9653 9454
26 Kleins Road,
Northmead NSW 2152
Tel: 02 9630 8134
309 Belmore Road,
Riverwood NSW 2210
Tel: 02 9584 8898
28/193 Railway Pde,
Cabramatta NSW 2166
Tel: 02 9727 7997
18/166 Military Road,
Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Tel: 02 9904 9119
273 Forest Road,
Hurstville NSW 2220
Tel: 02 9580 9282
385 Anzac Parade,,
Kingsford NSW 2032
Tel: 02 8084 7557
77 Bankstown City Plaza, Chapel Rd,
Bankstown NSW 2200
Tel: 02 9791 9988