Gỏi cuốn or Vietnamese Spring Rolls are vastly different from its Chinese counterpart of the same name. While some believe Spring Rolls originated from Vietnam, others insist it was the Chinese who first came up with this fascinating snack.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls are made from rice paper that forms the handy wrapper into which slices of pork, shrimp, rice noodles, green onion, and generous amount of vegetable are placed.
It is often served fresh and at room temperature. A type of peanut sauce is usually served as the accompanying condiment.
If you try this at Ho Chi Minh City from one of the restaurants typically frequented by locals, you can expect to pay about 5,000 VND (90 sen) for each serving of possibly two to three pieces that suffices for a light and nutritious breakfast.
Che Minh Khai
18A/16 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
GPS: 10.786134, 106.700463
Tel: +8408-3825 6432
Hours: 7am to 8pm
This article first appeared in kyspeaks.com