5 Vietnamese rolls for a cooling summer

Update: 30/09/2022
Aside from ice cream, smoothies, and tea, these 5 types of Vietnamese spring rolls are popular dishes for Ha Noi diners to cool off on a hot summer day.

Spring rolls

Vietnam spring roll – summer roll

The summer roll, or phở cuốn, is made from traditional pho strands. The roll consists of simple and familiar ingredients such as: phở, stir-fried beef, lettuce, and other vegetables. After being rolled into delicious long rolls, we can dip phở cuốn in sauces and enjoy its fantastic flavour.

Shrimp rolls

Shrimp roll

When it comes to shrimp rolls, the first impression that attracts many people is their beautiful appearance. Although rice paper is transparent and fragile, it can perfectly wrap and hold many ingredients, such as fresh noodles, raw vegetables, boiled meat, and steamed shrimp. Depending on your preferences, you can choose your favourite sauce, which can be sweet and sour sauce, peanut butter sauce, or Vietnamese fermented anchovy sauce,...

Grilled nem

Grilled nem

This dish was originally a specialty of Nha Trang beach city, but since its presence in Ha Noi, this dish has quickly won the hearts of food enthusiasts. The perfect combination of the amazing grilled nem with raw vegetables such as lettuce, cucumber, and ingredients such as mango, star fruit, banana..., Nha Trang grilled nem has become a very popular dish nowadays. The mouthwatering dish is served with soy sauce and is full of sour, spicy, salty, and sweet flavors.

Rice paper roll beef jerky.

Rice paper rolls

Although desserts were originally Saigonese, with the blending of regional cuisines, the dish and its variations have appeared everywhere, including Ha Noi. If you love rice paper mix, you will surely be fascinated by the appeal of the rice paper rolls. This variation of the dish still has the ingredients that appear in its original form, such as beef jerky, mango, quail eggs... but is rolled up and enjoyed with butter sauce or gravy.

Rice paper roll with pork.

Rice paper rolls with pork

Not only is it famous in Da Nang, but the pork roll is also quickly noticed by diners who love Vietnamese spring rolls. The rice paper used to make this roll is often dew-dried to preserve the aroma of rice. The meat can be roasted or boiled pork. However, it must be lean enough to allow the pork roll to have a fatty consistency but not to get too fatty.

Truc Anh

Source: Vietnam Today - vtr.org.vn - September 30, 2022