Top 9 Savory Vietnamese Rolls: Ingredients And Instruction (Part 1)
These are “super” easy recipes for making the best 9 Vietnamese rolls. Let’s start with five popular rolls first.
Vietnamese food is incredibly luscious and amazing that both Vietnamese people and foreigners are attracted to it. In this article, I will introduce you one of the Vietnamese specialties– Vietnamese rolls – with five kinds of rolls to enjoy.
The most exciting part is that you make the rolls by yourself easily to enjoy with your friends and family. Let’s see the recipes and instruction to make the top delicious Vietnamese rolls.
1. Vietnamese fresh spring rolls – Goi cuon
Vietnamese fresh spring rolls
- Rice vermicelli
- Rice wrapper
- Peeled cooked shrimp
- Vegetable: basil, mint leaves, cilantro
- Fish sauce
- Lime juice
- Garlic, chili
How to make Vietnamese fresh spring rolls:
Step 1: Prepare a bowl of warm and boiled water. Boil the rice vermicelli for 3 to 5 minutes
Step 2: Start with a wrapper by dipping it into the pot for softening. Then, spread out the wrapper on a flat, clean surface; place some of vermicelli and vegetable such as basil, mint leaves, cilantro. Put two halves of shrimp in the middle of the wrapper. Fold both two sides and then roll the wrapper as tightly as you can but not too hard as it may be ripped.
Step 3: Make a bowl of dipping sauce by mixing well the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar, and chili sauce.
Step 4: Serve the spring rolls with the dipping sauce and enjoy your meal.
2. Vietnamese fried spring rolls
Vietnamese fried spring rolls
- Ground pork
- Grass vermicelli
- Peeled carrot
- Ear mushroom
- Fish sauce, sugar, vinegar,
- Salt, pepper, onion
- Rice paper
How to make Vietnamese fried spring rolls
Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients: ground pork, carrot, sliced mushroom, onion, eggs, salt, and pepper. Put them into a large bowl, mix up well for 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Place a rice wrapper on a clean, flat surface. Place a medium amount of the mixture onto the bottom of the rice paper sheet. Fold over two sides to enclose the mixture, then fold up from the bottom, and roll to the top tightly but not too hard.
Step 3: Heat the frying pan with oil until you hear the “pop” sound inside the pan. Slowly place the rolls one-by-one into the hot pan. Watch and flip the rolls to make them well-cooked. You can take them out when they turn into golden brown and crispy.
Step 4: Make dipping sauce with a mix of fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and chili. Also, remember to use warm water for making the dipping sauce.
Step 5: Serve the crunchy fried rolls with the sauce and enjoy the meal.
3. Vietnamese egg rolls – Cha gio
Vietnamese egg rolls
- Minced pork
- Chopped shrimp
- Peeled carrot
- Fish sauce
- Black pepper
- Egg roll wrapper
- Beaten egg
How to make Vietnamese egg rolls – Cha gio
Step 1: Put the pork, vermicelli, shrimp, fish sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper into a big bowl. After pouring the beaten egg into the bowl, mix up well to distribute the ingredients evenly. For mushroom and vermicelli, soak them into a bowl of warm water for softening, then mince the mushroom into small pieces.
Step 2: Spread out an egg roll wrapper onto a clean and flat surface, place the mix of ingredients in the center of the wrapper. Fold bottom corner first, then fold the side corners while ensuring that the inside parts are enclosed. Keep rolling tightly, but not too hard, up to the top of the wrapper.
Step 3: Pour the adequate oil into the pan or deep-fryer, turn the heat on to 175 degrees Celsius or until there is the sound of oil sizzling. Place the egg rolls one-by-one into the pan, flip, and watch the rolls to make sure they are not burnt. Wait until they turn to a golden brown color, and you can take them out.
4. Vietnamese roasted fish roll
Vietnamese roasted fish roll
- Roasted bluefish
- Rice vermicelli noodle
- Vegetable: mint, basil, cilantro, cucumber, crushed peanut, rice paper sheets
- Fish sauce, sugar, lime, and chili
How to make Vietnamese roasted fish roll
Note: In this instruction, I assume that you have already prepared a roasted fish, so you should only focus on how to roll a rice paper with the mixture inside.
Step 1: Prepare the vegetable: always wash and soak the vegetable with refined salt before using because you will eat them directly.
Step 2: Dip the rice wrapper into a bowl of warm water for softening, then spread out onto a clean, flat surface. You will have three layers for the roll. The vegetable is placed in the first layer, next is the rice vermicelli, and the top layer is a small piece of fish.
Step 3: Fold over two sides, while folding up from the bottom of the wrapper. Keep rolling with tight hand to the top.
Step 4: Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy the meal
5. Vietnamese Rolled Pho – Pho cuon
Vietnamese rolled Pho
- Flat rice noodle sheets
- Vegetable: basil, mint, cilantro, carrot cucumber
- Dipping sauce
How to make Vietnamese rolled Pho
Step 1: Clean and soak the vegetable with refined salt. Then, take them out to dry
Step 2: Prepare the slices of beef, mix with garlic and some seasoning. Stir-fry the beef in a hot pan, then take them out into a bowl.
Step 3: Put a flat rice noodle sheet onto a clean surface, place a little bit of vegetable in the bottom of the wrapper. Add 2-3 slices of fried beef onto the vegetable, then make a tight roll from the bottom to the top evenly. As this is a fresh sheet, you don’t need to seal two sides as you would do for the dry wrapper.
Step 4: Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy the meal.
As you’ve just read, there are lots of delicious Vietnamese rolls, and it’s not difficult to make them based on the recipes and instruction above. You can also know that there are more kinds of rolls to make with the wrappers, rice paper, and flat rice noodle sheets. Above are five delicious Vietnamese rolls that you should try making by yourself. There are four more to go in part 2. Stay tuned!