As one of the best foodie places in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is known for its spring rolls, or gỏi cuốn, and for good reason. They are delicious, fresh, healthy, and easy to prepare. Plus, they can be tailored to fit any palate or dietary preference. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, or just looking for a quick and tasty meal, spring rolls are sure to please!
Gỏi cuốn spring rolls are said to be dated back to the early 1800s when King Nguyễn Huệ Quang Trung demanded his men to be mobile in times of war. Thus, they created "mobile" meals by making spring rolls.
While the fillings and wrapping methods have changed over time, the basic ingredients have remained the same. Spring rolls are typically made with rice paper wrappers, shrimp, pork, vegetables, and vermicelli noodles then served fresh and cold.
In Vietnam, you can find fresh spring rolls at restaurants and street vendors. If you're wanting an adventure, you could even take a Vietnamese cooking class to learn how to make this delicious dish from professionals!
After you put the finishing touches on your spring rolls, you can enjoy them with either two of the most popular dipping sauces: nuoc cham, a sweet and sour fish sauce, or peanut sauce.