11 August 2015
King's Hot Bread ~ Hurstville - Vietnamese Pork Rolls
This bakery along Forest Road in Hurstville has a somewhat cultish status for its bread rolls. It wasn't packed when we arrived but by the time we had taken our rolls the line was out the door.
It's a bit of a head scratching choice when you get to the counter. There must be at least 20 different fillings to choose from.
So many ways to have pork stuffed into a bun. Cha lua, Char sui, roasted, with chicken and with dimsims are a few options. There's chicken in multiple ways (try BBQ, satay, shredded, schnitzel or teriyaki), steak, buttered or satay prawns, salmon, tuna, bacon and eggs for breakfast and even just a plain old salad roll.
It's the chicken crunchies roll that catches Shawn's eye, $5.50. Crunchy bits of deep fried chicken are sliced up and mixed with loads of grated carrot and salad. This is a step above the normal shredded up bits of chicken you might find elsewhere.
It's the traditional pork roll that Alison just can't get enough of, $4.50. The layers of pork are fine but the huge amount of orange shred is a little overwhelming. The rolls they use here are shatteringly crisp, find a spot in the pedestrian refuge across the road and let the pigeons go wild on the crumbs.
King's Hot Bread is at 240 Forest Road, Hurstville.