Marrickville Pork Roll Darling Square
A Sydney stalwart with some of the best bánh mì in the city.
February 24, 2021
A true Sydney stalwart, Marrickville Pork Roll has long been considered one of the best bánh mì shops in the city. And now you can enjoy the same quality Vietnamese sandwiches in the CBD, with the opening of the Darling Square outpost along Steam Mill Lane.
The Darling Square location is decidedly snazzier than its Marrickville namesake, with neon lighting aplenty and timber courtyard seating. But you can expect to find the same delicious rolls at an equally appealing price point.
Open weekdays from 7.30am (and weekends from 9am), the shop bakes its baguettes fresh every morning. That fluffy-yet-crunchy baguette is schmeared with pâté and mayo, then loaded with your choice of meat, fresh herbs, pickled veg, salad and chilli. While the traditional pork is the go-to, we rate the barbecue pork and crackling pork belly. Meatball, chicken, salad and veg varieties are also up for grabs — and all for just a few dollarydoos ($6–8). It's hard to say exactly what makes these Vietnamese sandwiches better than all the rest, but that classic combination of pork roll goodness is difficult to beat.
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