Eggrolls or Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Discussion in 'The Food Section' started by [N], Jun 13, 2007.

  1. lazyxbutt

    lazyxbutt Member

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    i love all f it. even the flip ones!!
     
  2. starze

    starze Member

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    I love either one, it all depends on who makes them/where I get them from that makes the final decision for me.
     
  3. cuzi21

    cuzi21 Active Member

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    I like both. It actually depends on how it's made. They both taste good when it cooks well.
     
  4. bubblez_girl

    bubblez_girl Active Member

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    I love spring rolls way better.
     
  5. bunyun

    bunyun Active Member

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    i think i like the spring rolls better ^^
    i could go for some now lol
     
  6. julisensei

    julisensei Well-Known Member

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    vietnamese has fresh rolls (pict one) and spring rolls (pict two) and then there is egg rolls (pict three). Fresh rolls has fresh ingredients and uses a hoisin sauce to dip the roll that may also have chopped peanuts on it. It's a great refreshingly cleansing type of appetizer dish (or meals if you have more than two of them). Very summer-y dish. The egg roll to me feels like a americanized thing, nothing to brag about, i find the skin too thick personally. The Vietnamese spring roll is very different from the chinese spring roll. I've made both from scratch (the ones with the meat feelings, not the cabbagey-carrot ones, so the REAL stuff). the Roll wrapper skin is the same for both in its type of material, but the legit vietnamese ones is smaller and wrapped to be much thinner as well. A Chinese spring roll is like double the size in thickness and 1.5 times bigger in length. The Chinese spring roll filling is cooked before wrapped in the skin. The vietnamese spring roll is wrapped with raw ingredients so it will need more time to cook (hence why it is a smaller roll because it's inside ingredients are raw and need more time). Also, Chinese spring rolls usually have bean sprouts, ground pork, etc. Vietnamese spring roll filling has taro, carrot, mok yee, onion, ground pork, vermicelli etc. with an egg added into it to bind the ingredients together. The taro is like a potatoey ingredient from the yam family and adds a new level of savouryness to the filling.

    After giving you all this information, for me myself, the best is a freshly made vietnamese spring roll. it's best if you make it yourself fresh, but you might be able to find a vietnamese restaurant who can make a good legit one if you look hard enough. But a lot of them just do the vegetarian cabbage carrot variety which really isn't a legit vietnamese spring roll.

    When i was a kid, we made a huge batch of these rolls and we'd dip them in the vietnamese fish sauce, sometimes roll them up with a lettuce and eat it like that (less greasy, less guilty, kekekekekke).

    I've made the Chinese one fresh and the vietnamese is still the best in my opinion.
     
  7. vanessa333

    vanessa333 Well-Known Member

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    i love the spring rolls better..they r more delicious but it doesn't mean i don't like egg rolls...
     
  8. nyczalex

    nyczalex Active Member

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    @OP - You posted vietnamese summer rolls and not spring rolls?

    Anyway, I enjoy vietnamese spring rolls way more than eggrolls even though I'm chinese and I can tell you it has nothing to do with that :)
     
  9. mage4life

    mage4life Well-Known Member

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    I do not like deep fried food, so my choice is Vietnamese spring roll
     
  10. fate1213

    fate1213 Active Member

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    Spring rolls and egg rolls are our favorites.
     
  11. jlee928

    jlee928 Member

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    vietnamese spring rolls.
     
  12. tongkitty

    tongkitty Well-Known Member

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    I like springrolls better..
     
  13. howard.jiang

    howard.jiang Member

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    I can't get enough of those Viet fried spring rolls
     
  14. TRUEXDREAMS

    TRUEXDREAMS Well-Known Member

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    That's a Summer roll =) The peanut sauce is awesome.
     
  15. Sherry

    Sherry Well-Known Member

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    I like both.......one is fried , one is peanut butter! ...but i guess viet one is healthier?
     
  16. crasianlee

    crasianlee Well-Known Member

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    Spring rolls, healthier and tastier although you need the sauce for that :)