Monday, May 26, 2014

Rollngo - 2nd visit

Had a 2nd visit this evening to Rollngo. This time with my youngest. I liked what I had before but thought I'd try something different this time. I ordered #40—Grilled Combo Rice Platter (photo below). My youngest got #57—Beef Ball & Brisket Flank Pho Soup and #132—Hawaiian Passion Smoothie. We also shared a #1—Egg Rolls Pork and #3—Steamed Dumplings.

#40 Grilled Combo Rice Platter (Beef ribs, Chicken & Pork)

All that food for the low price of around $22. I'm not a pho snob but I thought it was pretty good. It was very similar to Pho is for Lovers so I don't know why anyone is being negative on Yelp about it. In fact, I don't think I've had any kind of pho from anywhere that has made me say, "Damn that shit is da' bomb!" However, Rollngo charged $5.99 whereas Pho is for Lovers charges $8.99. I do think the one difference is that 'Roll' has two meats while 'Pho' has three meats. Is that 3rd meat worth $3 more? Maybe, maybe not.

The Grilled Combo Rice Platter was very good. I liked it a lot. The portions were good (I could always eat more) and it was quite tasty. I wasn't too please with the veggies. I don't know if they were supposed to be cold or if they weren't heated up properly. It did seem that one or two broccoli were warm but the asparagus and carrots were cold. Maybe the veggies that were warm were so because they were by the meat and/or rice but I didn't pay too much attention as I just dove in since I was starving. I'll pay better attention next time.

The Egg Rolls Pork aren't like what most people are used to and expect...especially most White people. Yep, I'm calling them out specifically. Most people think of egg rolls as having more veggie fillings like carrots and cabbage with some meat sprinkles but if you know Vietnamese food, you'd know that Vietnamese egg rolls are mainly filled with meat. I thought they were pretty good and so did my youngest. They do have other choices for the egg rolls but we tried the pork.

The Steamed Dumplings were pretty good too. They come with a dipping sauce but they are fairly tasty without it as well.

Overall I'd say this place is pretty good for me so far especially seeing that this is my second visit. I'm sure I'll visit more times to try other dishes and the sandwiches. I heard the sandwiches were pretty good sized portions and they sell for $4.25 each or 3 for $10. I figured that I'd better get my feel of this place before they decide to increase the prices.

So, go and try it. I think you'll like it. Just don't try to be some food snobby. I can't stand people like that.

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