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Vietnamese Rolls



I was doing a stock take of my pantry when a round pack of 'something' caught my eye.  Goodness, I had completely forgotten all about the pack of Vietnamese rice paper that I brought back from my previous trip to Perth in December.   A quick check on the date ..... Best before 30 th September 2013, saved!

















Amongst the food from the Asean countries, Vietnamese food is my favourite as I find it to be light and less oil.  There's no recipe for these yummy, chewy rolls. Wrap them up with whatever you fancy and concot your own desired sauce to dip in.  I made a chilli sauce as well as a peanut butter sauce.

Ingredients

Rice vermicelli - soaked in water to soften, cooked in boiling water, water drained off
Prawns - steamed and sliced into 2
Cucumber - discard the seeds and cut into strips
Carrot - peeled and cut into strips
Lettuce

Peanut butter sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice, 1 Tbsp sugar  (mix and stir till sugar dissolved)
1 Tbsp sesame oil, 1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp light soya sauce,  1.1/2 Tbsp water  (or more)
Lightly toasted sesame seeds

Chilli sauce
2 tsp lime juice,  2 tsp sugar (mix and stir till sugar dissolved)
3 tsp chilli sauce, 1.1/2 Tbsp water (or more)
Lightly toasted sesame seeds


I'm submitting this post to Recipe Box # 8 hosted by Bizzy Bakes.



Comments

  1. Very nice and neat way of wrapping.

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  2. Perfect timing. I was given two packs of rice paper sheets last week, planning to make these on the weekend.

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    1. Oh really! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  3. I love this - you wrap it so neatly.

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    1. Yes, I never fail to have this whenever I have Viet food, it's light and refreshing.

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  4. It is so yummy and easy!

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    1. Yes, very easy and not filling! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Hi I really love this, light healthy and delicious. Hope I can find the rice paper to be able to make it...

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    1. I think you should be able to get this in S'pore.

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  6. I love Vietnamese spring rolls too, less oily and healthy.

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  7. I love vietnamese food too and had tried this in a restaurant...they were delicious! Your version looks just as good as theirs!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much for the compliment, Jeannie!

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  8. I really like Vietnamese rolls and haven't eaten them for quite some time. Do you know where to buy the rice paper? I can't seem to find at the supermarket in KL or PJ.

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    1. I really have no idea. I'm from Ipoh. Perhaps the KL bloggers may be able to help.

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  9. hi cheah, your prawns sure caught my attention here! it was a very long time since i had one..you know at the one and only vietnamese rest in ipoh..it was not very nice then..not sure now but the dipping sauce was good, so it was better !

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    1. I did ask them about the rice paper. They said it's imported from Vietnam and not available in Ipoh. Their rice paper is much smaller so you can't really wrap neatly. I like their sauce too, perhaps it had Hoisin sauce added in.

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  10. Your Vietnamese rolls look so delicious and refreshing. They are perfect for a light lunch.

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    1. Thank you Biren. Yes, light, so can indulge!

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  11. i love this
    thks for sharing the recipe, Cheah :)

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  12. So pretty! My husband would be over the moon if I made these for him. I'll have to make a trip to our local market that might carry the papers. Thanks for sharing!

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