Adelaide Food Central was invited by Tiger Rolls Banh Mi to sample some of their food. All food was provided free of charge.
Only 3 months old, Tiger Rolls Banh Mi comes in the form of a food truck. During the week they’re located over in Regency Park and on Sunday mornings, at the Wild At Hart markets. Their food offerings are fairly straight forward with 3 types of Vietnamese rolls, cold rolls, steamed dim sims, spring rolls and curry puffs.
The name Tiger Rolls comes from their unique signature bread rolls which are specifically baked and have a tiger pattern on top. Being a big fan of Roast Pork rolls myself, it was only natural that I order one. Made fresh on the spot, I was impressed with the presentation. The house-made roast pork is on point with loads of crackling skin and good portions of meat. The pickled carrot was sweet and tangy, and the cucumber added a crunchy texture. The coriander was fresh and the chilli added good heat with every bite. The roll itself is crunchier than your typical Vietnamese roll, but I think it makes the whole experience better.
The Spring Rolls were great too. The spring roll pastry was nice and crunchy and not too oily. The filling was moist and well cooked through.
The problem that I find with Cold Rolls is there are more vermicelli noodles than there are anything else. The Lemongrass Chicken Rolls were anything but that. Generous portions of well marinated, succulent grilled chicken were mixed with fresh mint and lettuce and together with the noodles, rolled up into rice paper. The hoisin dipping sauce was nice and thick, and perfectly complimented the cold rolls.
I have to say that the Roast Pork Meat Roll that I had was one of the best I’ve had in Adelaide. I’m equally surprised at that statement because it came from a food truck. Not only was their meat roll good, their other dishes were exceptional as well. The most expensive item on their menu are their meat rolls which are $6. It’s almost impossible to get a satisfying quality meal for that price these days, so I think they need to be applauded.
I absolutely love the food at this place and I look forward to my next visit.
WHERE: Wild At Heart Market (Sundays), Regency Rd (During the week)