Fresh spring rolls is a favorite dish in the South, a delicious, nutritious, cheap dish that is easy to enjoy and make. It doesn’t take much time, you don’t need a luxurious place, you don’t have to search or worry about the price, you can enjoy the delicious spring rolls in Can Tho.
1. Better to Know as a Food Lover
Find them: Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho city.
Best time: Dusk-Dawn
Don’t miss: Special sauce
Local’s pick: 4k spring rolls restaurant
Tourist’s pick: Di Hang spring rolls restaurant, Liem spring rolls restaurant…
Facts: Spring rolls can be used as breakfast, can be a lunch snack… From the elderly to the young, anyone can enjoy this dish.
2. Better to Know Fresh Spring Rolls
Spring rolls is a very popular dish in Vietnam. This delicious spring roll dish mainly uses rice paper rolled with many different ingredients depending on the region. They are often used as an aperitif or sipped with a drink. Summer spring rolls are made from rice paper rolls with herbs, vermicelli, some types of meat such as beef, pork, shrimp, fish, crab, … Delicious spring rolls dish originated as a specialty of the people of Central Vietnam. The dish is loved by many tourists and tourists all over Vietnam. There is almost no fixed recipe for dishes using rice paper rolls. Depending on the locality and region, the materials used to roll have many differences.
The spring rolls dish has a lot of meanings in it. It is not merely a delicious dish, full of nutrition, bringing energy to the body of all those who enjoy it. Even most Can Tho families love this dish. Eating spring rolls, you need to have time to sit and eat with your family and friends. Therefore, it also means reunion with family and loved ones. In addition, delicious spring rolls also help promote the unique culinary brand of Can Tho City in particular and of Vietnam in general to foreign tourists visiting here.
3. Fresh Spring Rolls in Can Tho
In Can Tho city, Due to the fresh nature of vegetables, it is also easy to eat, and is an appetizer and a very good snack. Bite a piece of spring roll, feel the chewy taste of rice paper, the rich fatty taste of pork belly mixed with the sweetness of boiled shrimp, add a bit of saltiness of the dipping sauce, the cool and spicy taste of vegetables on the tongue life forms a symphony that awakens all levels of taste.
4. How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls
Ingredients for Shrimp and Meat Roll Salad
Pork 300 gr
Shrimp 300 gr
Chives 10 branches
2 chili peppers
Garlic 1 bulb
Fresh vermicelli 200 gr
Thin rice paper 300 gr
Lemon juice 3 tbsp
Vegetables served with 1 little
Basil / Perilla / Lettuce)
Fish sauce 5 tablespoons
1 pinch salt/sugar
How to choose and buy fresh ingredients
How to choose to buy fresh pork
Choose meat with a light pink or light red color, the fat will be white with a slight ivory color. Besides, you should also choose meat with a little fat or a mixture of fat and lean, so that when you eat it, you don’t get bored because of a lot of fat or dry due to a lot of lean.
Fresh pork, when pressed by hand, will see good elasticity, after withdrawing the meat back to its original shape, there is no indentation on the surface of the meat.
Do not choose meat that has a pale color, a bad smell or is runny because these are all stale or not fresh meat.
How to choose to buy delicious fresh shrimp
You should choose shrimps that are not greasy to the touch.
In addition, should choose the ones with transparent shells, the head and body sticking together are delicious fresh shrimp.
The fresh shrimp will often have the legs and tail folded together, and the ones with the legs and tail spread out will often be injected with chemicals, you should not buy them!
How to cook Shrimp and Meat Rolls
Step 1. Pork processing
Purchased pork is washed with water, to eliminate the smell of meat, you use a little salt to rub around the piece of meat and then wash it 2-3 times with water, then take it out to dry.
Next, you put the meat in a pot filled with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and then put the pot on the stove to boil over high heat. When the water boils for 3-5 minutes, turn off the heat.
To remove the dirt on the surface of the meat, as well as help the meat be clearer, when taking out the meat, you will wash the meat again with cold water.
Next, you put the pot on the stove, put the blanched meat in, pour the water to cover the meat and add 1 teaspoon of salt, turn the heat to medium and boil the meat for 30-40 minutes until the meat is tender, then turn off the heat, take the meat out on a plate, let it cool, then cut the meat into thin slices to eat.
Step 2. Shrimp processing
When you buy shrimp, you can leave it whole or cut off the head as you like, wash it a few times with water and then put it in the pot.
Put the pot on the stove, add a little water, cover, turn on medium heat, cook until the shrimp turn red and pay attention to stir well.
Then you take out the shrimp to cool, peel off the shell, cut the shrimp in half lengthwise along the spine and remove the back of the shrimp, then arrange the shrimp on a plate.
Step 3. Prepare other ingredients
Buy chives, cut off the roots, wash them. Raw vegetables are eaten with fresh leaves, soaked in diluted salt water for about 10 minutes, then rinsed a few times with water and then removed to a basket to dry.
Peel the garlic, remove the stalk, rinse it with water and then mince it finely.
Step 4. Salad rolls
Spread thin rice paper on a plate, lightly soak a little water on the rice paper to make it easier to roll, then arrange raw vegetables, fresh vermicelli, meat, shrimp, chives and roll all the ingredients to make sure your hands are okay.
Keep doing this until you run out of ingredients.
Step 5. Make dipping sauce
Put 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of filtered water, stir until the sugar dissolves, then add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 5 tablespoons of fish sauce, continue stirring.
Finally, add all the minced garlic and chili peppers to finish the sauce.
Step 6. Finished product
You put the shrimp and meat salad with the dipping sauce and invite everyone to enjoy it.
Shrimp and meat salad is a delicious dish full of nutrients that is easy to eat, not boring, so it is especially suitable for you to improve your family’s weekend cuisine.
Dipping with sweet and sour fish sauce is really delicious. Let’s go to the kitchen to make it right now!
5. Pro tips:
Here are our tips for easing your mind (and stomach) around food-handling environments that you may not be used to.
Make sure the food is freshly cooked. If you’re eating hot street food, it’s always safest (not to mention more delicious) to eat food you can see being cooked to order.
Look for lines and busy stalls. Busy street food stalls are an indicator of popularity, and their high turnover rate means the food is never sitting out for hours and developing dreaded bacteria. Yes, long lines can be discouraging when you’re hungry after a full day of exploring, but it’s not worth the risk of grabbing precooked food from the empty spot next door.
Eat when the locals are eating. The last and most important element here is when to eat. You’re likely already on a weird eating schedule while you’re traveling, but it’s important to try and adjust to the eating times of where you are. A bowl of pho might be lunch for Americans, but it’s breakfast for the Vietnamese. This ensures that you’re eating freshly cooked food and that you can find the best and most popular places to eat.
If you can’t drink the water, then you can’t eat the salad. Most people get so hung up on not drinking the water or skipping ice in drinks that they don’t think about all of the other ways in which water is used in food service. Fruits and vegetables tend to be washed with tap water in most places, rather than the filtered water that locals drink—or sometimes it’s not washed at all. If you’re really craving some produce, try fruits you can peel or cooked veggies.
Trust your gut. If you’re unsure about the food or the way that it’s being prepared, then keep moving. Eating street food all over the world doesn’t make you an expert. Every stall and every country are different, and sometimes the rules can be harder to follow. When something doesn’t look, smell, or feel right, don’t eat it! Trust your judgment. Chances are that there’s another spot close by that’s making something more delicious.
Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Can Tho: Co Ut’s Cong cake, Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli, Thanh Van Grilled Pork Sausage, Crab Noodle Soup At Floating Market, Scorched Rice with Caramelized Fish Sauce, 7-Toi’s Duck Meat Pancake, Banh Mi Thuy, Banana Blossom Salad, Fried Spring Rolls, Fresh Spring Rolls, Fetal duck egg (balut), Honeycomb Cake, Mini Sticky Rice Cake, Cassava Silkworm Cake, Grilled Banana Wrapped in Sticky Rice, Khmer-style Bun Goi Da Soup, Egg Coffee, Con Son Grilled Snakehead Fish, Bun Mam – Fermented Fish Noodle Soup, Lau Mam – Fermented Fish Hotpot, Grilled Snails with Pepper, Magenta Sticky Rice Cake, Duck cooked with Fermented Tofu, Rice Noodle Pizza, Vegetarian Noodle Soup, Snails Stuffed With Pork…
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Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Mekong River Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!
“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.