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Vietnamese bakeries?

By CamillaG - 21 June 2011 28

I crave for my lunch staple, a Vietnamese bread roll.

Where are the good Vietnamese Bakeries in Canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


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Vietnamese bakeries?
tidalik 8:49 pm 21 Jun 11

The huge asian supermarket on Benjamin Way near the lake in Belconnen Town Centre sells these rolls at lunchtimes. They make them up fresh in front of you.

Skidbladnir 8:07 pm 21 Jun 11

What we call the saigon roll, the Vietnamese call a banh mi.
They’re everywhere in Vietnam, but they only cost about a dollar or two.
There’s a walk-in cafe\takeaway in Tuggeranong that does a pretty good Saigon roll if you’re after a quick $6 snack.
Immediate left on heading for the Good Guys from Target.

Also, they make these.

LegalNut 6:13 pm 21 Jun 11

Don’t feel foolish Camilla. That said, the real name for the rolls is Bahn Mi not Saigon Rolls.

CamillaG 2:47 pm 21 Jun 11

rosscoact said :

CamillaG said :

I am looking for the ones with chicken or pork, not just the plan baguette like roll
http://www.noodlies.com/2011/01/vietnamese-pork-roll-cabramatta-viet-hoa/
I live in Bruce but am happy to travel for this roll.
I shall check out the Rivett, Waramanga and Wanniassa shops. Thank you so much for the suggestions! Time to unpack my GPS!

Ahh, you mean a Saigon Roll. The asian bakery place in Fyshwick markets has them Thursday to Sunday

rosscoact said :

CamillaG said :

I am looking for the ones with chicken or pork, not just the plan baguette like roll
http://www.noodlies.com/2011/01/vietnamese-pork-roll-cabramatta-viet-hoa/
I live in Bruce but am happy to travel for this roll.
I shall check out the Rivett, Waramanga and Wanniassa shops. Thank you so much for the suggestions! Time to unpack my GPS!

Ahh, you mean a Saigon Roll. The asian bakery place in Fyshwick markets has them Thursday to Sunday

THANK YOU!!!
I feel slightly foolish for eating this all the time in Melbourne without knowing the proper name.

rosscoact 1:30 pm 21 Jun 11

CamillaG said :

I am looking for the ones with chicken or pork, not just the plan baguette like roll
http://www.noodlies.com/2011/01/vietnamese-pork-roll-cabramatta-viet-hoa/
I live in Bruce but am happy to travel for this roll.
I shall check out the Rivett, Waramanga and Wanniassa shops. Thank you so much for the suggestions! Time to unpack my GPS!

Ahh, you mean a Saigon Roll. The asian bakery place in Fyshwick markets has them Thursday to Sunday

CamillaG 1:07 pm 21 Jun 11

I am looking for the ones with chicken or pork, not just the plan baguette like roll
http://www.noodlies.com/2011/01/vietnamese-pork-roll-cabramatta-viet-hoa/
I live in Bruce but am happy to travel for this roll.
I shall check out the Rivett, Waramanga and Wanniassa shops. Thank you so much for the suggestions! Time to unpack my GPS!

Watson 11:48 am 21 Jun 11

LordPanda said :

Affirmative Action Man said :

I asked once if they had sourdough bread & they looked at me as if I was mad…

I asked Baker’s Delight if they had Pork Rolls or Siu Mai rolls and they looked at me as if I was an idiot at a Vietnamese Bakery asking for sourdough … go figure.

Or asking for a soy latte at the kebab shop.

chow 11:37 am 21 Jun 11

Affirmative Action Man said :

Vietnamese Bakeries is nearly an oxymoron. I reckon 1 in 10 is great the rest are as bland as can be.

I asked once if they had sourdough bread & they looked at me as if I was mad.

It makes sense they don’t know about sourdough. The evolution of Vietnamese bread if from their french colonial past. The french were early in adopting industrially grown yeasts in part due to labour laws that protected bakers from having to work all night.

LordPanda 11:26 am 21 Jun 11

Affirmative Action Man said :

I asked once if they had sourdough bread & they looked at me as if I was mad…

I asked Baker’s Delight if they had Pork Rolls or Siu Mai rolls and they looked at me as if I was an idiot at a Vietnamese Bakery asking for sourdough … go figure.

Affirmative Action M 11:01 am 21 Jun 11

Vietnamese Bakeries is nearly an oxymoron. I reckon 1 in 10 is great the rest are as bland as can be.

I asked once if they had sourdough bread & they looked at me as if I was mad.

M0les 10:11 am 21 Jun 11

Bánh mì

Try Grannies bakery in Dickson (if it’s still there in the courtyard next to Zeff’s – I’ve not been there in donkey’s). She used to do some pretty fantastic pastries too (mini cheescakes and apple pies).

Currently I go to the one in the arcade off the Morisett Street carpark in QBN. Can’t remember its name, but look for the “Copper Kettle” signs. They also do fresh springs rolls (But you have to get in early or they’ll run out).

braddonboy 10:09 am 21 Jun 11

The husband and wife team at the bakery at Wanniassa shops do great breads, pastries and cakes, pies and pasties. Their salad rolls are a good thing, too!

Snarky 9:44 am 21 Jun 11

dungfungus said :

The one at Rivett shops is excellent. They even supply rolls to an Italian deli in Mawson so if the Italians think it is good it must be. Get there early in the morning.

Seconded. And their pan de casa rolls are excellent. I believe they also own and operate the bakery at Waramanga shops (never tried it myself) so may be worth a look too.

aidan 9:40 am 21 Jun 11

Where are the good Vietnamese Bakeries in Canberra?

Where aren’t they? My criticism of Vietnamese bakeries is that they are all pretty similar. Having said that, the Kaleen bakery does AWESOME Saigon rolls (lovely crunchy exterior) and “panini”. The latter are nothing like Italian bread, but are a nice, softish, slightly chewy roll that the kids love.

You don’t mention where you are, I should think this is pretty important, as there is no point suggesting a bakery that is on the other side of town.

dungfungus 9:17 am 21 Jun 11

The one at Rivett shops is excellent. They even supply rolls to an Italian deli in Mawson so if the Italians think it is good it must be. Get there early in the morning.

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