This appetizer is really easy to make. It is a bit time consuming, and does require patience along with practice! It is worth making for in the end though!
I wanted to make something crispy, and light to snack on over Memorial Day weekend. I thought about that time when I made egg rolls, which was taught by one of my wonderful friends, Sunny, and she had a vast knowledge of making Asian cuisine.
I knew that Vietnamese spring rolls was the ticket! I went out, and bought all ingredients. Let me tell you, the first attempt was a BUST. Why? Because I purchased wrong type of wrapper.
This one is wrong. Do not buy that one. As I've learned, this one was better suited for frying, and not for spring rolls. It comes in tan color, and is already pliable. The correct one would be this:
Okay? Got it? Good! The second time I made this--it was a success!
|Rice sticks is so easy to make. Just boil the water, pour it in the microwave-safe bowl over|
the hard rice sticks (noodles), and let it soak for 3 minutes or until it's soft.
Drain. Set aside.
|The spring roll wrapper will be hard, and easily breakable. So be careful|
with handling it!
|Dump the content together at the edge.|
It is better go with smaller amount than large amount.
In this picture, I added a bit too much.
|Roll it half way.|
|Finish rolling it up, and Ta-Da! You are done.|
Again, this was my first spring roll so it did not turn out pretty.
makes little less than 1 cup4 tablespoons light soy sauce4 tablespoons rice vinegar2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons warm water1 garlic clove peeled and crushedRed pepper flakes or chopped fresh chili to tasteWhisk everything together till the sugar dissolves.