Part of Paralowie Village Shopping Centre, Hang Bakery is a good place to grab a decent range of bread and pastries. In addition to offering the usual bread and pastries, this bakery also offers a few Asian dishes, with a focus on Vietnamese street food.
Hang Bakery offers what is currently our favourite Banh Mi in Adelaide due to the generous amount of meat in them. The variety we order most often is their Combination Roll, which is filled with a mixture of roast pork, BBQ pork and grilled chicken. All the meats were cooked just right and there was a good amount of crackling from the roast pork to add a delightful crunchy element.
Combination Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
If you want something not as filling, there is the Grilled Chicken Roll which uses the same chicken used in the Combination Roll. The chicken, being the star of the filling, makes it easier to appreciate its flavour more. It had a delectable lemongrass flavour along with a bit of char.
Grilled Chicken Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Also known as Banh Mi Xiu Mai in Vietnamese, the meatballs in the Meatball Roll were juicy and of a size to ensure the roll had a generous amount of filling. In addition to vegetables for freshness, all their Meat Rolls included pate for that authentic Vietnamese flavour and chilli for a bit of kick.
Meatball Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Chinese buns are displayed in a fridge near the front of the store. These buns can be heated up easily in a steamer or a microwave at home. The carrots and shiitake mushrooms in the Vegetable Bun still had a bit of bite to them and the seasoning gave them a tasty spiced flavour. Their BBQ Pork Bun was also enjoyable to eat, with the degree of flavour we like and the somewhat unusual inclusion of a few slices of Chinese sausage.
Vegetable Bun and BBQ Pork Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
My favourite bun would be their Pork Bun, which had a juicy pork filling with a nice savoury flavour. In addition to slices of Chinese sausage, there were also pieces of water chestnut for some crunch. Hidden within the pork filling is a hard-boiled egg which completed the dish.
Pork Bun (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
All their doughnuts use the same pastry, which was light and fluffy and fried sufficiently to give it a golden-brown colour. Coarse-grained sugar was used to the dust their regular and Apple Doughnuts to provide some extra texture, and the icing on their Chocolate Doughnut was not too sweet. As its name suggests, the Apple Doughnut included chunks of apple for a bit of bite.
Doughnuts and Sesame Ball (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Of a size ideal for one, the glutinous rice casing of their Sesame Ball was not too chewy and was contrasted nicely by the crisp exterior. The filling consisted of shredded coconut which was sweetened just right to ensure the pastry did not taste too bland.
In addition to pastries, the bakery also offers hot food, some of which can be ordered as part of a Bun Bowl, a Vietnamese salad featuring rice vermicelli noodles. Its location makes it convenient for shoppers looking for lunch once they are done with their shopping.