Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on Spring Rolls

Try’em throughout Asia

These fried favorites originate from China as part of the traditional Dim Sum roster of “little dishes.”  So spring rolls have a lengthy history.  Look for variant renditions throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.  Historically, this food item is a staple during China’s annual Spring Festival, which is how they garnered their name.  The main components include a thin wrap, usually made from rice flour, that’s stuffed with meat or seafood.  Then the stuffed rolls are traditionally deep fried or pan-fried to a golden-brown crisp.  The weight of the wrap also varies from one region to another.  The Mixed Stew likes to serve these with a sweet chili dipping sauce.    

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