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Taste test: Pork and Slaw Eggroll

Posted October 21, 2013

The latest twist on the deep-fried Asian appetizer finds southern faves wrapped in an egg roll – a perfectly portable way to get your BBQ fix.

We tasted the pork and slaw egg roll - new to the fair this year. Find it by looking for the giant inflatable Gatorade bottle on top the tent. 

At $5 for one egg roll, we only got one. It is big enough to share, but could have been a dollar or two cheaper. It was a little dry on the inside. I guess deep frying takes some of the juice out of the pork and the cole slaw. The barbecue sauce on the side really helped it out! Overall, we liked it but wish it was a little cheaper! 

Did you try this egg roll? 

 

 

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  • 1229lsmith Oct 23, 2013

    I tried the pork and slaw egg roll and I loved it! It was the best thing I ate at the fair this year!

  • TRUTHREALLYHURTS Oct 22, 2013

    It's at Woody's Wing Wagon not too far from the waterfall. Look for the huge floating orange Woody's Blimp. We had the Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll. Same price and ridiculously good. Didn't try the pork and slaw one, so can't let you know. Their boneless wings are $6 and are as much as you would prob get as an appetizer at the restaurant, so it's not too overpriced in my opinion. Happy Eating!!!!

  • dmccall Oct 22, 2013

    Where is it? There are over 200 food vendors at the fair. Please include a map point (or at least description) so we can find these places.

  • Turtlehead Oct 22, 2013

    Sparks Wings and Ribs in Apex serves one too and it's higher quality with true smoked pork that they serve as their 'Cue. A bit more pricey at $7.50 but from 3 - 6 p.m. M-F it's half price so you're under $4 a serving.

  • Questioning Oct 22, 2013

    We tried it. I love just about anything wrapped up in an eggroll. I thought the pork could use more flavor and the juice from the slaw spilled all over our clothes. It could have used more dipping sauce too. I have a similar eggroll at Tupelo Honey in Asheville and it was much better.