No. 28 of my fav things of Cabra.
Tan Hong Phat BBQ. Locals will know this place for two signature products. BBQ duck and roast pork, but in truth, everything is great and you really can’t go wrong.
There are numerous BBQ shops in Cabramatta and this is by far my favourite, second only to (Good Luck B.B.Q Shop at International Centre on Hughes St). The quality is top notch, you pay $1 or $2 more per kilo here than other BBQ shops but people still queue up!
I usually request half lean (as opposed to full lean or full fat). Rib bones or no bones?!? Chopped please! Sweet soy sauce is provided for dipping.
The meat is so moist and tender, I have yet been disappointed with it in these years of patronage. It is consistently great! I’ve bought this roast pork for all my family functions, weddings, birthdays and New years celebration.There is a delicate five spice flavour and not overpowering. Saltier towards the rib bones where they rub the marinade in.
Definitely a take home dish to end your food visit to Cabramatta. Other dishes may not survive the trip home as well as roast pork will. I like to reheat it in the oven at 100 degree for 15min, it’s the only way to get the crackling crunchy again.
Best served with steaming hot rice. Any leftovers I use in rolled rice paper rolls the next day (by then everyone’s eaten teh pork crackling). My mum prefers to ‘resurrect’ her leftovers in a fried lemongrass anchovy dish.
Where? Tan Hong Phat B.B.Q Shop, 6/48 Park Rd (Within the laneway made famous by the Cate Blanchett film “Little Fish”. The doorway is small and hidden behind a column. You will see large glass windows looking into the food prep area. A definite ‘must’see’ for the sneaky beak foodies! (though not so exciting for vegans!)
Phone? (02) 9728 7142
Cost? $27 a kilo, choose to have it chopped up or whole