Rolld at Burnside Village is part of a nationwide chain of stores that specialises in offering Vietnamese street food with a bit of an Australian twist. When you place your order, you get to choose your desired style of dish, followed by the ingredient that will be a key part of the dish.
We chose to order our Bun Bowls with rice instead of the usual rice vermicelli. The Lemongrass Beef option that my mother picked had a good amount of beef cooked just right with the degree of lemongrass flavour we expected. The shredded carrots and cucumber added an element of freshness, and the chilli provided a bit of spice. To enjoy the dish, pour the Nuoc Mam sauce over the ingredients and mix it in to infuse its flavour throughout the dish.
Lemongrass Beef Bun Bowl (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Two of the other choices for their Bun Bowl are the BBQ Chicken and Roast Pork & Crackling. The BBQ Chicken was quite tender with a charred flavour to make eating it enjoyable. The roast pork was succulent, which was contrasted well by the crisp crackling, but we thought there could have been a bit more of it to make the dish more balanced and filling.
BBQ Chicken Bun Bowl (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Roast Pork Bun Bowl (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
If you are in a hurry, you can choose from among their selection of Soldiers, the outlet's name for Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls. Diners have the choice of seating within the store itself or at tables not too far from the outlet. Parking is easy with Burnside Village's carpark offering plenty of off-street parking.