Wrap & Roll (The Star Vista)

Wrap & Roll (The Star)

It was a busy Sunday afternoon and most of the eateries at the Star had pretty long queues of famished individuals. So whilst trying to find a place with a queue that was manageable for our rumbling stomachs, we found ourselves at Wrap & Roll – a Vietnamese eatery (can’t really say it’s a restaurant as the décor and layout was more of a café or fast food place). The menu was limited and mostly appetizer heavy, consisting mostly of rolls (as per the name) with only a few (about 5) main dishes of noodles/rice.

The main dishes did not look that appealing, so we ended up ordering quite a few rolls and salads; wanting to try as many different rolls as we could. At the time we were there, there was an ongoing promotion that you get a free drink for every selected appetizer ordered. The free drink was an interestingly refreshing combination of lime and chrysanthemum tea.

Wrap & Roll (The Star) Free Drink

For the amount of food we ordered and the number of people in our group that day (which was just 4), the table was certainly too small to accommodate the food that kept on coming – there was a bit of juggling between placing the plates and eating as quickly as we could to clear the plates of the table for more room.
Wrap & Roll (The Star)
Small table
 
So without further ado, we tried:

Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawns & Pork

Tasted just as its name, with prawns and pork that was fresh. I wasn’t a fan of the sweet peanut sauce that accompanied this. 
Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawns & Pork

 

Minced Pork & Mushrooms in Steamed Rice Paper Rolls

Tastes a bit like hor fun and the floss on top added a nice touch. 
Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawns & Pork
Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawns & Pork

Taste of Sài Gòn: Crispy Prawn Pancakes and Traditional Deep Fried Spring Rolls 

The prawn pancakes were not my favorites as they were a little too oily and bland (no prawn flavor at all), the spring rolls on the other hand were a nice surprise (the fried skin is different from that of the usual Chinese spring rolls).
 Taste of Sài Gòn: Crispy Prawn Pancakes and Traditional Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Taste of Sài Gòn: Crispy Prawn Pancakes and Traditional Deep Fried Spring Rolls


Taste of Huế: Grilled Pork in Steamed Rice Paper Rolls and Mustard Lettuce Rolls

It was nice and since this came with a free drink (I was thirsty that day) we had 2 orders.
 Taste of Huế: Grilled Pork in Steamed Rice Paper Rolls and Mustard Lettuce Rolls

Taste of Huế: Grilled Pork in Steamed Rice Paper Rolls and Mustard Lettuce Rolls


Lotus Shoot Salad with Prawns 

The louts roots were sweet, crunchy and refreshing. It was less sour than the mango salad.
Lotus Shoot Salad with Prawns
Lotus Shoot Salad with Prawns

Green Mango Salad with Caramelized Dried Shrimp 

The mango was crunchy and with just the right tinge of tanginess (not too sour). Together with the caramelized dried shrimp, it produced the prefect appetizer that whets the appetite.
Green Mango Salad with Caramelized Dried Shrimp
Green Mango Salad with Caramelized Dried Shrimp


Vietnamese Vegetarian Samosa

The samosas on their own were a little too blend for my liking.
Vietnamese Vegetarian Samosa
Vietnamese Vegetarian Samosa

To finish off, Mag had the Vietnamese (drip) coffee and she commented that it was the nicest coffee she has ever had thus far! Her comment makes me want to try it the cold version the next time! 
Vietnamese (drip) coffee Before
Vietnamese (drip) coffee Before
Vietnamese (drip) coffee After
Vietnamese (drip) coffee Before

Overall, the prices are a little on the pricy side for just a coupe of rolls and salads. We spent about S$94++ just for so few dishes and the experience wasn’t that fantastic (except for the coffee perhaps) – there just weren’t any surprises, food was just food and the décor was nothing to shout about. It is contemporary. It is casual. But it is most certainly not a restaurant (more of an eatery at the start of this post) that is worthy of the prices it charges.

Would I go back again to eat? I don't know.

Not Recommended:
The hungry and those with big appetites.

Recommended:
Those who and happen to be at the Star, have a big wallet and want to try Vietnamese food (in Singapore) for fun or have a light appetite (and also happen to be at the Star). If you are not there, no need to make a point down specially for this place: the food was ok, the service was so-so, but the prices were not on par with the ambiance the fast-food like decor exuded.


Wrap & Roll (The Star)

1 Vista Exchange Green
#B1-11, The Star Vista
Singapore 138617
http://www.wrap-roll.com.sg/

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