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Deb’s Vietnamese rolls rated with Sydney’s best
by: Kevin Chen
Penrith Press, 30 March 2012

A PENRITH bakery has been nominated in the search for Sydney’s best Vietnamese pork roll, run by food blog, noodlies.

Jamison Bakery has been serving pork rolls for eight years and often the line stretches down the street at lunchtime. Owned by Deb Tran and managed with her son Van, they said it was an honour to be nominated.

“It’s not like we want to be the best, but we just concentrate on serving good food,” she said. “We use fresh ingredients and make everything, including the pate, ourselves.”

The founder of noodlies, Thang Ngo, who went to school at Penrith High School and grew up in Cranebrook, tried the bakery’s pork roll last Saturday

“I think Jamison Bakery is up there as one of the better ones.

“It is better than many places in Cabramatta, which has the best Vietnamese food in Sydney,” Mr Ngo said.

Noodlies will announce the winner next month. To see the other entries, visit


Although a Vietnamese creation, the pork roll, or banh mi thit, has a distinct French influence by using a baguette

The roll is usually filled with different types of meat, pate, mayonnaise, pickles and sauces