Mandoo Korean Dumplings
A short walk up Bank Street, opposite the Adelaide Railway Station, is Mandoo Korean Dumplings. From the outside, a small and unassuming shopfront, but inside is warm and welcoming with a fair amount of seating for a small space.
Mandoo features handmade Korean dumplings with chicken, pork, vegetable or kim chi fillings. The flavours are very delicate, and the dumplings are available fried or steamed. All dumplings come with pickled vegetables, green salad with a creamy dressing and cold mashed potato. The chef makes the dumplings at the front counter so can watch your meal being prepared.
Vibrant green tea, with dipping sauces for the dumplings.
Fried pork dumplings with pickles, green salad and cold mashed potato (very popular!)
Steamed chicken dumplings, green salad with creamy dressing and cold mashed potato. Mandoo Korean Dumplings
Rolling Pin Bakery & Patisserie
This cute bakery at Semaphore is a sister to The Rolling Pin at Magill and the more spacious headquarters Mayfair Bakery and Patisserie at Port Adelaide where the baking takes place.
Cherry danish and chocolate and hazelnut mousse tart with local pear juice.
Roll ‘N on Bower
Roll ‘N on Bower Road, Semaphore is a very popular Thai/Vietnamese cafe specialising in Banh Mi. Cold rolls, Laksa and other street style foods are available but we always visit for the banh mi and Vietnamese coffee. The best food experiences have drinks that are equal to the food and are usually house made.
A freshly baked bread roll with a crunchy outside and soft inside, well stuffed with lemongrass chicken, grated carrot, coriander and chilli. Delicious Vietnamese iced coffee made with condensed milk, and Vietnamese drip coffee in the background, see pictures below.
Drip, drip, drip, then stir in the condensed milk, mmmmmmm.