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Enjoy these refreshing spring rolls with a sweet and savory dipping sauce!

Grilled Pork Sausage Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Nuong Cuon)

I admit it–I’ll eat anything rolled in rice paper.  My all-time favorite dish is Pork and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon) and on its heels is this dish.  I absolutely love all the different tastes and textures of these unique spring rolls: the flavorful and hearty grilled pork sausages, the refreshing lettuce and aromatic herbs, the […]

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Vietnamese Egg Rolls made with Pork, Shrimp, Carrots, Taro Root and Noodles -- the recipe is everyone's favorite! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Egg Rolls (Cha Gio/Nem Ran)

This is my Mom’s recipe and I have to say, these egg rolls are the best I’ve tasted.  (Thanks Mom!)  I like the balance of meat–pork and shrimp, and vegetables in the filling.  This recipe uses carrots which is quite common.  The taro root is a differentiating ingredient and adds a nice mealy texture to […]

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Vegetarian  Spring Rolls

Vegetarian Fresh Spring Rolls (Bi Cuon Chay)

I love these vegetarian spring rolls even more than the meaty version with pork and shrimp. These refreshing rolls are a vegetarian’s delight with jicama, yams, carrots, tofu and bean thread noodle tossed in fragrant roasted rice powder.  If you’ve never had roasted rice powder, this is a wonderful recipe for you to be introduced […]

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Honey Soy Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Honey Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

Just a few ingredients whisked together–it doesn’t get any easier than this!  This sweet, savory and tangy sauce makes an amazing dipping sauce for spring rolls and lettuce wraps, a tasty marinade for meats or a wonderful condiment for rice or other foods.  It’s a great alternative to the sauces made with fish sauce if you’re […]

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Dipping Sauce for Spring Rolls (Nuoc Tuong)

Addicted to the sauce that accompanies spring rolls?  Yes, it’s so delicious and this recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.  Make this sauce in minutes–it’s that easy. Watch the video below for instructions. Ingredients 1/2 cup diced onions 3 cloves diced garlic 1-14 oz jar hoisin sauce 1-14 oz jar plum sauce 1/2 […]

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Fresh Spring Rolls / Rice Paper Rolls with Pork and Shrimp (Goi Cuon)

This spring roll recipe is the traditional Vietnamese version and they are not deep-fried as some people may think.  They are often called “summer rolls” to differentiate them from their fried cousin, the egg roll.  Vietnamese spring rolls are easy and fun to make and the filling possibilities are endless.  (I’ll share more flavorful combinations soon but […]

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Rice Vermicelli (Bun) – How to Cook Perfect Noodles

Rice noodles are the key ingredient in many Viet dishes.  They are often the foundation for stir-frys and soups as well as fillers for assorted rice paper rolls.  There seems to be endless types of rice noodles all with different names.  Like the Italians with their different pastas, many of the Viet dishes use a unique rice noodle such that using the wrong noodle […]

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