Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lucky Pickle, Surry Hills


Happy New Year dear readers! I would like to thank everyone for the continuous support and for taking the time to read my blog posts. I thought that it was just fitting for my first post of the year to be about a newly opened food joint that does delicious sambos. Some of you may have noticed the serious sandwich invasion in my instagram posts lately. Sandwiches are simple yet the creativity that goes into making different kinds is limitless.




A few weeks ago, chef Mike Eggert posted a menu and sandwich photo on instagram from a new joint in Surry Hills called Lucky Pickle. As soon as chef Mike gave the sandwiches his thumbs up, chocolatesuze and I made plans to visit ASAP. This humble shop with a welcoming vibe is run by a lovely rad couple. Rash and Anna are passionate about creating mind blowing sandwiches.
Pork belly sandwich
We started with the pork belly, duck liver pâté, pickled carrot, pickled daikon, cucumber, mayo and sambal sandwich ($10). This baguette is their amazing take on the classic banh mi. The highlights in this sanga were the tender pork belly slices and the flavoursome duck liver pâté. This was an instant hit with my taste buds.
Beef brisket sandwich
The beef brisket sandwich ($10) was also nothing short of excellent. It was a panini with tender and juicy beef brisket, melted provolone, watercress, pickles and mustard. The provolone cheese gave the sandwich a nice sharp flavour and a nice texture that complimented the beef. The gorgeous pickles on the other hand gave a nice balance to the whole sandwich.
Chicken katsu sandwich
It was hard to resist the chicken katsu sandwhich ($10). It had fried chicken after all! It also consists of cabbage, sesame, mayo and tonkatsu sauce. The chicken katsu had a nice crisped crumbed layer and succulent tender chicken. The chicken katsu worked well with the rest of the other fillings especially the tonkatsu sauce. It was like heaven in a baguette. I was left speechless with every bite.

Lucky Pickle delivers non-complicated sandwiches with superb taste. The menu is kept minimal and they do not hold back on quality. The flavour combinations are brilliant and I cannot wait to get my hands on more of their sandwiches. Lucky Pickle will return to trading from the 6th of January 2014 onwards!

Lucky Pickle
Shop 3, 509-511 Crown Street (entrance/shopfront via High Holborn Street)
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Trading Hours
Mon to Fri 11:00am - 3pm or until sold out.

Lucky Pickle on Urbanspoon

20 comments:

  1. this gonna be the next PCP or chur burger

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  2. oh darn! another Mon-Fri operation that i can't get to! gotta love the western cafes pinching the banh mi tit! the chicken katsu has my name on it...

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  3. Holy crap this looks amazing, I hope they branch out to weekends or longer hours... or I guess I could just take an "extended" lunch break ;)

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  4. the beef brisket was amaaaazing! lets go again!

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  5. Drooling at all the pictures! I must visit some time!

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  6. Didn't know about this place til now. Looks great! I'm always keen to try places that do awesome sambos. Pork belly, beef brisket.... yes please!

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  7. That chicken katsu sandwhich sounds freaking epic! Think I will need to order BOTH the beef brisket and the chicken katsu.

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  8. WOAH that chicken katsu sandwich is fried to perfection

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  9. sandwiches look great. i must try soon. always looking for a good banh mi

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  10. wow that chicken katsu sandwich sounds amazing from the way you describe it!! must have it now!!

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  11. i'm getting so hungry just by looking at those sandwiches! lol

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  12. Cheers to the new year, Raff - hope 2014 is going to hold just as much food adventures! Man, those sandwiches look amazing and super fresh!

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  13. Your katsu review is spot on, I don't think I've ever eaten a more delicious sanga in my life. Hnnngghhhh.

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  14. Those are some serious looking sambos mate, I'm jealous!

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  15. i must visit this place soon, sad i dont work in the city anymore!

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  16. Will be trying the pork belly one if I make it there!

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  17. If I was putting up a limited samba menu, what they have chosen is what I would of. I can't wait to check Lucky Pickle out.

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  18. looks like there's another place i have to hit up for lunch. when are you free :P

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  19. We've heard about this 'Lucky Pickle' tiny 'hole in the wall' place - all the way in the US of A! The place is fresh, Coffee is tops, Staff are the friendliest, Sambos are Superb! I've arrived here now - watch out ... will probably buy the lot (drool).

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Let me know what ya think, aight! Would love to hear from ya.