I was walking down Acland Mall and Ben from Acland Cellars was walking toward me. He asked where I was off to and I replied The Vineyard for a crispy BBQ’d porchetta roll and he said, ” Have you seen what’s going on around the corner?”
“The crispy pork rolls are going off, have a look, there are lines of people waiting for their roll Mick!”
I continued down to The Vineyard to be told that my want was sold out and I did know I was cutting the timeline thin, so bought a sausage and a beer and wandered back wondering about this Vietnamese restaurant.
Ben was correct, there was a good number waiting, leaving and arriving so I thought I must give it a go.
From the first bite, it was a palate orgasm, the crispy pork has a sauce that is divine and the salad isn’t overfilled (one of my pet hates) with a more than ample serve of this delicious pork. I had chilli on mine as well and it was a perfect addition for me.
I am obviously not the first to review this easily overlooked gem in Barkly Street St Kilda, just opposite the Acland Mall, but it is a definite winner at a below-average price. Win-win!
Thanks for the advice, Ben!