The owner of Yakumi, Glenelg Spices and the former Korean BBQ has changed with the times and now introduced Vietnamese street food in the form of Lucky Vietnamese Roll. Open for breakfast and lunch, the new Vietnamese section is a temporary set up at the frontage of the Japanese section of the restaurant. There are 7 types of Vietnamese rolls, 3 salads and a small selection of snacks.
For lunch, I ordered the Roast Pork Roll. The roll was made on the spot and I was glad to see the egg mayonnaise and pate being liberally applied. The roast pork was well marinated, and there was a good proportion of meat and crunchy skin. The pickled daikon and carrot was sweet and tangy, and the cucumber added a nice crunchy texture. The coriander was fresh and the chilli provided good heat. My only complaint with this tasty roll was that the bread was a bit soft and not crusty enough.
The staff were friendly and the service was fast and efficient. The cost of the Roast Pork Roll was $6.90 which I thought was a bit steep, but if you take into account the location and rent, it’s probably a fair price. I thought the amount of filling was a bit conservative, and the quality of the roll could have been better. Having said that, they have the foundation for a pretty good Vietnamese roll.
There’s also a lack of seating, however, I’ve been assured that outdoor seating will soon be provided. Surprisingly enough, this is the only place down Jetty Road that you’ll get a Vietnamese roll.
WHERE: 109A Jetty Rd, Glenelg