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Since 2007

about summerrolls sydney


asian street market  

The Summerrolls concept is based on a vision of making Vietnam's best-kept food and health secrets more accessible to the Australian public.


Founders Minh and Nui developed the idea in 2003 following a trip to Vietnam and other parts of South East Asia.


"Having experienced during our travels the delights, simplicity and richness of Vietnamese street food - food served by hawkers and street vendors - we agreed that something this good can't be kept a secret," Minh says.


 " Something this good can't be
kept a secret  "

minh and nui's passion

It wasn't long until Minh and Nui turned their backs on their promising government and corporate careers and vowed to dedicate themselves to food and travels.


Having spent some time in Asia to study Asian culinary techinques from the best food vendors and chefs, Minh and Nui developed a specialised menu and perfected their signature range of five summer roll sauces and four fat-free Asian salad dressings.


Their culinary reach now extends to a wide range of Vietnamese cooking styles and techniques, earning them much respect.


"When we first started, we didn't know how to turn on a commercial stove," Minh recalls. "Now we're getting calls from chefs as far as Vietnam asking us for advice!"


summerrolls is born

Their humble first store, Summerrolls opened in 2007 at Foodbase on Park in Sydney CBD focusing on summer rolls, Asian salads, noodle soups, Vietnamese baguettes and corporate catering.


The business continues to experience growth as an increasingly discerning and health-conscious public warms to the idea of quality, tasty and convenient Vietnamese street food.


In 2009 Minh & Nui opened Xage, a restaurant focusing on home-style comfort food, in trendy Crown St, Surry Hills to great reviews. In 2011 they opened Madame Nhu which specialises in pho noodle soups and grills. And from 2012, they are rolling out more stores starting with a small bar and eatery which opened its doors in Surry Hills.


In the midst of business administration, expansions and hands-on product development, they also find time to do their own corporate identity, interior design, websites and marketing. "It's Vietnamese self-sufficiency!" Minh says.


awards and recognitions

Summerrolls has received several industry recognitions, including the title of Sydney's Best Vietnamese awarded by the City News three years running.


*    2010 Winner Best Vietnamese in Sydney - City News

*    2009 Winner Best Vietnamese in Sydney - City News

*    2009 & 2008 State Finalist Small Business Champion Awards NSW & ACT

*    2009 & 2008 Finalist City of Sydney Business Awards

*    2008 Winner Best Vietnamese in Sydney - City News




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