Saturday, June 6, 2015

How to roll Vietnamese Salad Rolls so the filling doesn't fall out after the first bite.

So you try to make your own home-made Vietnamese Salad Rolls and the filling keeps falling out after you take a first bite and try to dip again and filling falls into the dipping and it makes a mess.
Here's how you roll it so that the filling doesn't fall out.
Instead of trying to roll all the filling together in one go, try spreading out the filling on the rice paper and roll the rice paper along with the filling so that the rice paper gives the middle of roll some structure so the filling doesn't fall out.

Here's a diagram of the difference between rolling it in one go and rolling the rice paper along with the filling.  Try to roll like diagram B.
There you have it, a simple trick that prevents the filling from falling out after you try take the first bite and try to dip again.  I was rolling them like diagram A for years and had to suffer from the annoyance of the filling falling out into my dipping.  Then I discovered how to roll them like diagram B and from then on, my filling never fell out anymore.  Thought I'd share this trick to fellow Salad Rolls lovers out there.

Here's a link to a recipe for Vietnames Salad Rolls that my friend shared on facebook, just in case you wanted a recipe: http://www.howdoesshe.com/vietnamese-salad-rolls-with-peanut-sauce/