There are eight million Vietnamese pork rolls in the Naked City. This has been one of them.
There's certainly no shortage of places to get a Vietnamese pork roll in Marrickville, so to open a little kiosk selling only pork rolls is a brave decision, but it seems to have worked. Marrickville Pork Roll does Vietnamese rolls and nothing else, and they do them well. It has been open a few months and does steady trade.
As well as the standard pork and chicken rolls they do a delectable bbq pork roll. The Vietnamese bbq pork is warm, thinly sliced, sweet and succulent. The bread is nice and crusty and the salad innards and juices really mix together for an almighty 'wow' by the end of the roll.
Marrickville Pork Rolls is a tiny little kiosk at 36a Illawarra Road. Next time I'm going to try the pork skin roll or a meat ball roll. There's a Vietnamese pork roll and smoothie place just opened next door, this also looks worth a try. In Vietnam we found the locals made amazing fruit drinks, green mango smoothies that blow minds, hopefully that's what we'll get.
There's nowhere to sit and eat at Marricvkille Pork roll, in fact there's barely room to stand. So cross the road and head south a few doors to the Four Seasons Cafe, the little place adjoining the car park. This cafe does Vietnamese coffee and they don't mind if you byo pork roll.
I asked for an iced white Vietnamese coffee, that's what all the locals were drinking. It's very strong and sweet as a Vietnamese coffee should be. This got me a buzzing the rest of the day for $4. This place is very Vietnamese: folks taking their time, sipping slowly, reading the paper, smoking their lungs out. It has a dodgey kind of vibe here, I like it.