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Now open: Fresh Rolls, a Vietnamese deli in University Place

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Jan. 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm | No Comments »
February 6, 2014 8:18 am
Salmon rolls from Fresh Rolls in University Place.
Vietnamese spring rolls with salmon from Fresh Rolls in University Place.

Bargain-focused Vietnamese deli Fresh Rolls opened Saturday near Bridgeport and 40th in University Place, a city short on dining choices.

The deli’s abbreviated menu lists a half dozen different styles of fresh spring rolls, which are chilled noodles, vegetables, lettuce and meats (if you want them) wrapped up in rice paper. The rolls are $4-$5 for two-packs with peanut dipping sauce. The menu listed  salmon, beef, grilled pork, shrimp, tofu vegetable and grilled chicken.  There’s also a short list of pho and salads.

Calorie counters take note – calories, but not fat or carbs, are listed on the menu. Take a look below.

Upside: Rolls were cheap, calories were calculated, the restaurant was speedy, in a convenient location, and counter workers were friendly. UP long has needed more independent restaurants. Bonus! The restaurant also serves hot or cold Vietnamese coffee.
Downside: Stripping out calories also means stripping out some of the flavor – these were noticeably light on flavor, including the side of peanut sauce, and meats tasted dry.

Fresh Rolls
7320 40th St. W., University Place, 253-460-2958, Facebook

READ MORE: Are you a fan of Vietnamese delis? Read this dining report of all the Vietnamese restaurants in Tacoma’s Lincoln neighborhood, home to an outstanding concentration of Vietnamese eateries.

Fresh Rolls Spring Roll Menu

Fresh Rolls Salad Menu

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