“The only reason to move to Sydney would be to kick Bill Granger in his white-panted balls”

Which was how my friend J summarized my decision to move back to Melbourne. I personally have nothing against Bill Granger and he has nothing at all to do with my decision to not move anywhere near him. The other reason to move to Sydney seems that in my absence, the rental property market in has gone to hell. The delicious dividend of the hellacious market is the following bánh mì thịt heo nướng, stumbled upon while I was between real estate agents in Footscray.

Bánh mì thịt heo nướng

It is the real deal and unlike the properties that I saw, worth waiting in a queue to get. If I could live inside a sandwich, it would be this one. Flame-grilled chunks of marinated pork meat sit atop pickled, shredded carrot and daikon (instead of green papaya); coriander leaf and stalks; spring onions and fresh chili. The bun is as fresh as you’d find anywhere on the streets of Saigon, the meat even fresher.

Thịt nướng specialists, Truc Giang Restaurant, Footscray

The restaurant’s name, Truc Giang, betrays its Southern Vietnamese origins.

Price: $3

Location: Truc Giang Restaurant, 36a Leed St, Footscray, VIC
Phone: (03) 9689 9509

8 Comments “The only reason to move to Sydney would be to kick Bill Granger in his white-panted balls”

  1. stickyfingers

    My God Phil you’ve been in town two seconds and you’ve struck gold. You obviously know how to sniff out a good thing. Did you go to the Tet celebrations in Richmond today?

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  2. Phil Lees

    Nope. I’m out of town for the weekend but did get caught up in the build up to lunar new year. The streets were thick with lion dancers. Kung hei fat choi, y’all.

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  3. stickyfingers

    Did anyone read John Lethlean’s article over the weekend in The Age? he said his wife had turned into Bill – LOL! He had to burn the cookbook in order to exorcise the beast resplendent with catch-phrases.

    Thought I would mention while I’m visiting today that The Purple Goddess and hubby Furry will be hosting the next Melbourne Bloggers Banquet in April, for bloggers, readers and partners. It will be at Chez Fur de Mer, their holiday house in Dromana which features a wood fired oven & BBQ with wok burner for all to use. More details at her blog or you can email me from my blogs for the address etc if you prefer. Would love to see you there. Cheers!

    stickyfingers aka Custard Crazy
    (fingers crossed that the links work)

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