Bánh cuốn – Spring Rolls
Back in the kitchen for another cooking lesson.
Spring rolls or bánh cuốn. These I think I may be able to make at home.
Provided I can get my hands on some rice paper.
The filling was minced pork, onion, garlic shredded sweet potato. All of these finely chopped and mixed. Hands are best for this sticky job.
Mince pork mixture
Add a few large shrimp or prawns.
Then the skill comes in. Trying to roll the ingredients neatly.
rice paper ready to roll. Wet edges to seal
Not looking too appetising at this stage, bear with me.
My first attempt compared with that of my teacher. No prizes for guessing which is mine!
Chop Stick Skills improving
But with practice, they improved. Soon there were sufficient to cook.
cooking with extra long chop sticks
Deep fry in sizzling hot sunflower oil.
Golden and delicious
So this, I thought, would be the meal. But there was more to be made.
Spring onions fried in belly pork.
Pork steaks barbecued over charcoal
Salads and sauces
Salads and sauces to chop and stir
Ready to eat
Eventually, wrap in a salad leaf with fresh herbs and enjoy!
Follow with a pork steak, previously marinaded in honey, orange juice, oyster sauce, garlic and onion.
As usual, the best part is in the eating.