Finding lunch in the core CBD for under say, $7 can be a struggle. The Sydney Central food court bores me senseless, MLC is severely over-priced, Piccadilly is nothing more than yawn-enducing and Galleries Victoria really has only a handful of places worthy of handing your money over to.
Then there’s the recently discovered (to me anyway) Hunter Connection Food Plaza. The whole arcade is a bit of a decrepid hole, really, but the mainly asian food vendors are starting to take my fancy. I’ve tried a few of them over the last couple of weeks and today’s choice was the minuscule Phuong BBQ pork roll (4.5). The young girls are pleasant enough and eager to whip you up a crispy-fresh roll with chicken and/or pork, salad, chilli, anything you desire. For around $4 it’s a bargain, even if you throw in a few of the tasty little spring rolls for less than a dollar each.
The meat balls roll (4) is one of my favourites with its soft and tender pork meatballs wedged into the crispy bread alongside the pickled vegetables and fresh coriander. Simple, tasty, fresh and delicious.