Vietnamese spring rolls, also known as “Goi Cuon,” are a popular and delightful dish that showcases the vibrant flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. These fresh and healthy spring rolls are often enjoyed as appetizers or light meals. Here’s how you can create your own delicious Goi Cuon right in your kitchen:
- Rice paper wrappers
- Cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Rice vermicelli noodles, cooked and cooled
- Lettuce leaves
- Fresh herbs (mint, cilantro, and Thai basil)
- Bean sprouts
- Sliced cucumber
- Carrots, julienned
- Roasted peanuts, crushed
- Hoisin dipping sauce
- Nuoc cham dipping sauce (fish sauce-based)
- Prepare the Ingredients:
- Slice the cooked shrimp in half lengthwise.
- Arrange all the prepared ingredients on a clean and organized workspace.
- Soften the Rice Paper:
- Dip a rice paper wrapper into a shallow bowl of warm water for a few seconds until it softens.
- Place the softened rice paper on a clean and damp kitchen towel.
- Assemble the Spring Rolls:
- Place a lettuce leaf on the lower third of the rice paper.
- On top of the lettuce, layer a small amount of rice vermicelli noodles, fresh herbs, bean sprouts, sliced cucumber, julienned carrots, and crushed peanuts.
- Fold the sides of the rice paper over the filling, then tightly roll from the bottom up, tucking in the sides as you go.
- Serve the Goi Cuon with your choice of dipping sauce—hoisin sauce or nuoc cham.
- To eat, dip the spring rolls in the sauce of your choice and enjoy the burst of flavors and textures.
Spring Rolls offers a delightful combination of freshness, crunchiness, and a mix of savory and herbal flavors. It’s a versatile dish that can be customized based on your preferences. Whether as a light snack, appetizer, or a refreshing meal, these Vietnamese spring rolls are sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.