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Have you ever gone out to eat at a local Asian restaurant and ordered Spring Rolls? Where did you order them? A Thai restaurant? A Chinese restaruant? Spring Rolls are made all over the Asian world and are called different things in different places but, the one thing that remains constant no matter where Spring Rolls are made is that they are all delicious! In this article we will look at some interesting spring roll facts.
Now in most Chinese restaurants the you have been in they make egg rolls and are considered to be spring rolls that are sweet and filled with a sweet red bean paste and come from the Eastern and Northern regions of China and are usually served during China’s Spring Festival. In Hong Kong, China the spring roll is generally served as a dim sum dish.
In some countries like Taiwan a spring roll is served both fresh and fried. The fried version is a bit smaller than the fresh version and they can be either savory or sweet and like many spring rolls are stuffed with vegetables. The fresh Taiwanese spring roll is more often than not the savory version between fried and not fried. In Taiwan a spring roll is called “run bing” and they are not fried.
In Vietnam the spring roll is called “goi cuon” and in translation means “salad roll.” This sping rolls as with many other Asian varities of spring roll can be filled with pork, shrimp, chicken, beef and assorted vegetables and herbs as well as vermicelli noodles made of rice or mung bean wrapped up in a rice paper called “banh trang.” This particular spring roll recipe is served with a hot dipping sauce called “nuoc cham” and it is the favorite dipping sauce for spring rolls in Vietnam! The fried version of the Vietnamese sping roll is called “cha gio” in southern Vietnam and “nem” in nothern Vietnam. These fried sping rolls have been mistakenly called eggs rolls in many restaurants and this is just not the case.
In the philippines the version of spring roll is called “Lumpia” and is basically made the same way as the Vietnamese and In Korea spring rolls are called “chungwon” and they are fried. In this article we looked at some interesting little Spring Roll facts. If you would like to learn how to make really delicious fresh Spring Rolls them please visit: