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The Unique Dish: Fried Shrimp Roll at Belle’s Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott The Unique Dish: Fried Shrimp Roll at Belle’s Bread
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Belle’s Bread is a great place for treasure hunting in the culinary department. First, because you can walk around and look at all the goodies before buying: second, because it’s dirt-cheap. Most of the thrilling stuff is priced under $5.

So consider the Fried Shrimp Roll found in the refrigerator section, tightly bound in saran wrap. It’s crunchy fried shrimp, served cold in a house-baked bun with an especially interesting mix of condiments.

While cold pizza and cold fried chicken might be staples for Midwestern palates, cold, breaded seafood is less typically embraced. It’s time to embrace the shrimp.

Inside the sandwich, the two fried shrimp fingers keep their crunchiness. Although unconventionally shaped, the fingers aren’t ground shrimp; the tail is still on. Instead, the shrimp is sliced length-wise (as opposed to being butterflied). It’s tucked into the bun with a nest of traditional egg salad, crisp shredded cabbage and a green lettuce leaf.

All this glory can be found for the price of $2.95. The sandwich is smallish, so there’s plenty of fun money and stomach-space for two or three. Better yet: venture back to Belle’s counters and try out a new fun food.

Belle’s Bread can be found at 1168 Kenny Centre Mall. It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am until 7pm. On Sundays, it’s open from noon until 5pm.

For more information, visit www.bellesbreadcolumbus.com.

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  • roy

    Kenny Center, there’s some cool secret stuff there. Thanks Miriam!

    p.s. can you publish a piece on why those bretzels are five bucks? Are they made with angel water? Because if they are I’m gonna buy one.

  • I think the Chocolate UFO at Belle’s is made of angel water, but it’s only $3.75 (and feeds a family).

    The Cult of Brezel is a small mystery to me . . . but this sounds like divine fodder for a future Dish Deathmatch. We’ll have to figure out how to set up a lil’ challenge.

  • For anyone who’s a fan of Beard Papa, the cream puffs at Belle’s are about as close as you can get to these wonderful treats here in Columbus: http://muginohointl.com

    Love em! :D

  • lizless

    Can you eat-in Belle’s or carry-out only?

  • There is dine-in seating to one side of the restaurant. I was just in there last week and it was quite busy around lunchtime.

  • DavidF

    Welcome to CU Miriam! I’m really looking forward to your reviews and I love listening to you on WCBE.

  • If you want a pic of their cream puff, check out: http://www.columbusunderground.com/treat-to-try-belles-breads-cream-puff

  • That cream puff looks divine. I’ve never had one of theirs, but that fact will change TODAY (it’s like seven minutes from my house).

    And David, thank you! I’m tickled to death to get to write for CU. Good peeps all around.

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