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Master Roll Vietnam

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Published August 16th 2014
It was a surprise to find a new Vietnamese joint on Toorak Rd, amidst the hip cafes and funky shops, but there it was. What especially caught our eye was the cute bread display as you walk past, with baguettes in bamboo hats.

Master Roll Vietnam
The cute display window

We weren't hungry enough for a Vietnamese pork roll, but as we walked in we discovered much more on the menu. Everything from rice paper rolls to pho (beef noodle soup) and broken rice dishes - it was truly a lot more than your usual Vietnamese bread roll shop.

Master Roll Vietnam
The counter

As it was located in such an unconventional spot for a Vietnamese shop (the good gems are usually out in the suburbs), I was curious as to how authentic the food and drink would be.

My friend spoke Vietnamese to the lady at the counter and she spoke back and even joked that what we ordered was the "real" stuff, in case we weren't sure!

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Iced coffees

We ordered traditional Vietnamese iced coffees. It took a bit longer than expected but as we peered over the counter, we saw they were doing it the true Vietnamese way - waiting for it to go through a drip filter into a cup with condensed milk.

The result was strong and addictive, providing a refreshing wake-up call for a lazy weekend afternoon.

Master Roll Vietnam
Prawn/crab spring rolls

To snack on, we also ordered the crab and prawn spring rolls ($5). They were nice and fat, so it didn't feel like any filling was cut back on. They were also very hot and went excellently with the fish sauce on the side.

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The interior

This place pleasantly surprised us, and unexpectedly, as it's not your usual shop on this side of the town. You might contest this and say Miss Chu is down the road, but they are a little more modern and I've never been a great fan.

I'd say, if you're in the area, to drop by here instead if you want some truly authentic Vietnamese food.
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Why? To try some authentic Vietnamese food in an unexpected area
When: Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 10am-8pm
Phone: (03) 9078 8745
Where: 169 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, VIC
Cost: $5-$12
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Agreed 100%
I work down the road and this has become the regular lunch spot for most of my workmates
The management and staff are always very friendly and the food is sensational
by Adam. (score: 0|4) 2154 days ago
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