I’m missing my Vietnamese rolls. Unlike deep-fried spring rolls, Vietnamese spring roll is light and healthy, packed with fresh herbs, noodles,prawns, mushroom and vegetables. Just right when I’m on a diet.
So,I’m going to make my own today. I seems pretty easy and the outcome was great. It is just like the one that I get from the restaurant.
For the wrap
80g vermicelli or rice noodles
10 rice paper wrappers
10 large cooked prawns, peeled, deveined and cut in half
3 large shiitake mushroom ,soak in hot water till soft, sliced
chopped fresh Thai basil
fresh coriander leaves
For the dipping
2 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp thai sweet chilli sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp of sesame/ chopped peanuts
1 tbsp sugar( optional)
First soak the rice noodles and mushroom (separately) in hot water till soft . Drain and set a side. To manage the noodles easily add a few drops of sesame oil. It will prevent the noodles from sticking together. Sliced up the mushroom and add a dash of sesame oil and sesame seeds.
Cook the prawns in hot water for a min to two till the prawns change colour. If is too long it will curl up and it will be hard.
Cut up the carrots into matchstick size.
Leave the basil and the coriander leaves whole.
Here comes the challenging part. Soaking the paper wrap. I soak mine in room temperature water for 10seconds. Soak it too long it will break easily. Now put it on a plate and place the prawns pinkish side down, follow with the vegs and noodles, herbs and 2 whole coriander side by side . Do not put all the ingredient in the middle of the wrap, it should be 1 inch away at the bottom of the wrap nearer to you. First flip the sides wrap to cover all the ingredients, flip the bottom nearer to you over the ingredients and continue to roll till everything are tuck in and that’s it. My first wrap, not bad… Do not leave it too long or the wrap will dry up. Is best eaten on the same day.
For the dipping sauce, just add everything in and mixed. You can add or reduce certain amount according to taste. Enjoy… An ngon nhe