Had I known how easy spring rolls were to make, I’d have been making them long before visiting Vietnam! You can fill them with a variety of ingredients which makes them a creative exercise like the ones below.
First, dip the rice paper in warm water until it’s damp. Be sure not to oversoak it or it will tear apart. Lay the rice paper on a damp cloth and begin to fill it, first laying the shrimp flat side down, then adding the vermicelli (I use tofu vermicelli from the produce area, but you can cook your own) and the remaining ingredients you have chosen.
While you are preparing the spring rolls, why not enjoy a ginger mojito? This drink is one I had in Saigon and liked so much (unusual for me when it comes to mojitos) that I had to ask the bartender to show me how to make it. Here’s the trick: finely grate about a teaspoon of fresh ginger. With a pestle, mix it with an ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Add 2 ounces of rum in a tall glass, fill with ice and club soda. You can adjust these amounts to suit your taste, then sit back and enjoy a very refreshing drink.
Now, with food and drink from Vietnam, it’s time to pull out another of those table runners I bought there. This one I love because of the mix of ethnic patterns and the random color accents. The hint of yellow suggested sunflowers which are in textured copper vases.
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