Shopping at ethnic groceries is quite enjoyable for me. I love discovering new products and being reminded of others that I should try. Often times I tend to buy items that I don’t need or have any plans to use in the immediate future. I promise myself I’ll figure out how to use the product and make something awesome. Such was the case with the rice paper wrappers I purchased over a year ago (maybe even two years ago) on an exploration shopping trip.
I was comforted by the fact that if I ever wanted to make spring rolls, I could. I’m not sure why this brings comfort as my mom never stocked up on food for “just in case” moments. Maybe it’s one of those latent genes that I got from my grandma. All I know is that I finally made spring rolls and realize all that I missed out on.
Vietnamese Summer Rolls. While it isn't spring or summer, these rolls are a great way to pack in a bunch of veggies.
I broke out the mandolin to cut carrots and cucumber, stripped cilantro and mint from the stems, soaked cellophane noodles, and rinsed bean sprouts and butter lettuce.
Fight Back Fridays.