Dumplings and more

Anticipation grew waiting for a friend to arrive, as did the queue of people who meandered from local commercial businesses to The Rolling Pin's regular Friday lunchtime gig in Ellerslie.  In fact anticipation had been growing since the Vegan Food Fair back in April when spoiled for choice – friends devoured Buddha's Delight dumplings and slaw with squeals of delight – while we stood side by side eating something equally divine from a different food truck.

 Lucky locals queue for Friday lunch

Lucky locals queue for Friday lunch

 Join the queue

Join the queue

 The Rolling Pin team in action

The Rolling Pin team in action

Thanks to The Rolling Pin for the opportunity to take a friend to lunch.  A passionate vegan who lives locally, she was excited by the flavour combination of the Buddha's Delight dumplings – bean curd, shitake mushroom, pumpkin, bok choy and cabbage, and especially that spicy sauce – so much so she's convinced her teenage children would love them too.  Although between us, they might not be able to go past the Penang Pulled Beef dumplings.

 Buddha's Delight and that slaw

Buddha's Delight and that slaw

 Buddha's Delight

Buddha's Delight

And the "more"... yes that slaw!  Asian slaw topped with crunchy fried shallots and crushed peanuts and a secret spicy sauce – that slaw was a sensory sensation on its own.

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So close to home, dumpling Fridays could become a regular rendevous!

Michelle