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Far Eastern Promise 3: DIY Vietnamese spring rolls

Food on Friday



The talented cook in the house is a genius.

I take him to restaurants.

We come home.

Then he duplicates the food.

How awesome is that?

So not being faint hearted, he embarked on raw Vietnamese spring rolls.

The board pictured was the start.

We used:
Finely shredded carrot
Finely shredded spring onion
Finely shredded cucumber
(Finely shredded red pepper)
Toasted crushed peanuts
Sesame seeds
Romaine lettuce leaves
Chopped fresh mint leaves
Chopped fresh coriander leaves
Rice paper
Chilli sauce


What we did:
1. Using a lettuce leaf as a holder, assemble a sausage shape combination of the ingredients according to your own taste.

2. Fold in the stalk end of the leaf and use it’s natural curve to roll the leaf around the ingredients.

3. Use a water soaked cloth to soften the rice paper. Follow the instructions on the packet.

4. When the rice paper is ready, lay the filled leaf on the paper and wrap it around.


Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Serve with chilli sauce.



6 comments on “Far Eastern Promise 3: DIY Vietnamese spring rolls

  1. rabthepict
    April 11, 2014

    Sounds like a clever bloke 🙂


  2. lizard100
    April 11, 2014

    He has many talents!


  3. Rambling Woods
    April 11, 2014

    I have had those… Yours look the same… Good deal


  4. pimlicoallotment
    April 12, 2014

    Look amazing!


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