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Vietnamese summer rolls

Vietnamese summer rolls: The simple elegance of Southern cuisine

16/05/2023 366 views

Vietnamese summer rolls, also known as fresh spring rolls, are a popular Vietnamese dish made with rice paper wrappers filled with fresh herbs, vegetables, rice noodles, and often shrimp or pork.

Vietnamese summer rolls are a refreshing dish to cool down the hot summer days

Vietnamese summer rolls are a refreshing dish to cool down the hot summer days (Source: Collected)

Vietnamese summer rolls are a staple of Vietnamese food and a popular dish worldwide. These rolls are made with fresh, healthy ingredients, such as shrimp, rice noodles, and herbs, and are often served with a dipping sauce. Vietnamese summer rolls are a perfect choice for a light and refreshing meal, especially during the summer months.

1. The appeal of Vietnamese summer rolls

Vietnamese summer rolls, also known as summer rolls, have gained immense popularity worldwide for their delicious taste and unique appearance. These rice paper rolls filled with shrimp, thin slices of pork, rice vermicelli, and fresh herbs have made their way to high-end restaurants in the United States, South Korea, and Australia, among other places. In fact, summer rolls even earned a spot on CNN’s list of the 50 most delicious foods in the world.

Not only are these Vietnamese summer rolls loved by locals and global foodies alike, they have also gained admiration from famous chefs and celebrities. Renowned chef Gordon Ramsay has expressed his love for Vietnamese cuisine on several occasions, even featuring a video showcasing how to make Vietnamese summer rolls on his personal YouTube channel.

Despite the many variations in ingredients, the shape and form of the rolls remain consistent with their long cylindrical shape. Moreover, summer rolls have a vegan version, known as vegan Vietnamese summer rolls, which swaps the pork and shrimp for tofu and vegetables, making it a great option for those following a plant-based diet.

Vietnamese summer rolls have incredibly eye-catching colors

Vietnamese summer rolls have incredibly eye-catching colors (Source: Collected)

>>> Read more: Vietnamese spring rolls

2. How to make the authentic Vietnamese summer rolls?

Looking for a refreshing dish to enjoy in the warmer months? Look no further than Vietnamese summer rolls. These light and healthy rolls are easy to make and packed with flavor. Here is a Vietnamese summer rolls recipe to get you started.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Fillings: The fillings for Vietnamese summer rolls can be customized to your liking. The most popular option includes shrimp and/or pork, but chicken thigh or vegetarian options are also great. Along with the meat, you can add in vegetables like lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumber, bean sprouts, and herbs. Rice vermicelli noodles are also commonly used.
  • Rice paper wrappers: The key to making Vietnamese summer rolls is the rice paper wrappers. They are translucent, thin sheets made from rice flour and water. You can find them at most grocery stores in Vietnam.
  • Dipping sauce: There are several popular dipping sauce options for Vietnamese summer rolls. These include peanut hoisin sauce, sweet and sour fish sauce with garlic and chili, and peanut sauce.
Vietnamese summer rolls are made from refreshing and delicious ingredients

Vietnamese summer rolls are made from refreshing and delicious ingredients (Source: Collected)

Making Vietnamese summer rolls

To make Vietnamese summer rolls, start by dipping a sheet of rice paper into a bowl of hot water for about 2 seconds. Then, lay it and spread a bit of lettuce, noodles, carrots, herbs, and meat on the bottom third. Fold up the bottom to cover the fillings, then fold in the sides, and roll tightly. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. This may take some practice, but with a little patience, you will master the technique.

>>> Read more: Vietnamese broken rice

3. Best places to try Vietnamese summer rolls

3.1. In Hanoi

3.1.1. Com Tam 36

  • Address: 11 Phung Hung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Price: 45,000 – 95,000 VND

3.1.2. Sushi Viet

  • Address: 211 To Hieu Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 08:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Price: 60,000 – 100,000 VND

3.1.3. Quan Ngon Co Dung

  • Address: 46 Tran Xuan Soan Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Price: 30,000 – 80,000 VND
Savoring each bite of Vietnamese summer rolls is enticing

Savoring each bite of Vietnamese summer rolls is enticing (Source: Collected)

3.1.4. Goi Cuon Tom Thit Yet Kieu

  • Address: 90A Yet Kieu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 09:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Price: 15,000 – 30,000 VND

3.1.5. Nam Dong Market

  • Address: A4 – Nam Dong Market, Dong Da District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Price: 30,000 – 50,000 VND

3.2. In Ho Chi Minh City

3.2.1. Goi Cuon Le Van Sy

  • Address: 359/1/9A Le Van Sy Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Price: 50,000 – 100,000 VND

3.2.2. Goi Cuon Tom Nhay

  • Address: 424 Lac Long Quan Street, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Price: 35,000 – 80,000 VND
Goi Cuon Tom Nhay is a famous dining establishment in Ho Chi Minh City

Goi Cuon Tom Nhay is a famous dining establishment in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: Collected)

3.2.3. Goi Cuon La Chuoi & Goi Du Du

  • Address: 57 Tran Khac Chan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Price: 15,000 – 35,000 VND

3.2.4. Goi Cuon Co Hong

  • Address: T2 Nguyen Huu Hao Street, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Price: 10,000 – 30,000 VND

3.2.5. Goi Cuon Co Hanh

  • Address: 420A Hoa Hao Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Price: 10,000 – 40,000 VND
Don't miss out on the Vietnamese summer rolls at Goi Cuon Co Hanh

Don’t miss out on the Vietnamese summer rolls at Goi Cuon Co Hanh (Source: Collected)

In addition to savoring Vietnamese cuisine, make sure that you also explore the numerous renowned tourist destinations in Vietnam, such as Hoi An, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc. Each destination has its own distinct charm and provides many unforgettable experiences for visitors.

To make your trip flawless, it is recommended that you book accommodation in advance and choose Vinpearl hotels and resorts. Known as one of the top hospitality brands in Vietnam, Vinpearl provides exceptional facilities and services, such as restaurants, bars, and swimming pools. 

Immerse yourself in the luxurious resort experience of Vinpearl

Immerse yourself in the luxurious resort experience of Vinpearl

To add even more relaxation and entertainment to your trip, you can visit VinWonders, a world-class system of amusement and theme parks offering an array of fantastic games and activities. Both Vinpearl and VinWonders are located in some of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations.

Beat the stress with exciting games at VinWonders

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Vietnamese summer rolls are a popular Vietnamese dish, a light and healthy option for a quick snack or meal. They are a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy the flavors of Vietnam.

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